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NQ Mobile™ Contributes tips to the FCC's New Cross Platform Smartphone Security Checker

DALLAS, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reporting that more than 40 percent of smartphone users have no antivirus software on their smartphones and less than 50 percent use password protection, how can you better protect your mobile devices? The FCC has your answer.

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NQ Mobile contributed to the FCC's new Smartphone Security Checker. The tool was developed in collaboration with government experts, smartphone developers, and private IT and security companies like NQ Mobile. The checker allows consumers to create a customized 10-step security checklist tailored to their smartphone's operating system (Apple iOS, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone).

To help your friends and family stay safe this holiday season, visit http://www.fcc.gov/smartphone-security. The site will walk you through the following:

  • How to set pins and passwords for your smartphone
  • Download security apps that enable remote locating and data wiping
  • Back-up the data on your smartphone if your device is lost or stolen
  • Wipe data on your old phone and where to go to donate, resell or recycle it
  • Safely use public Wi-Fi networks and what steps to take if your phone is stolen

It's crucial that consumers around the nation become educated about growing mobile malware threats and learn how to protect their mobile devices. By offering a security solution like the new FCC security checker, we're actively assuring that the public has access to tools that will insure the safety and security of their valuable mobile data.

About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of trusted mobile Internet services built on its world-class acquisition, engagement and monetization platform.  The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and now has about 242 million registered and 85 million active user accounts globally. NQ Mobile's cloud-based trust platform has been recognized by third-party testing facilities around the world as the most effective solution for detecting and combating mobile threats. NQ Mobile is recognized as a global pioneer in mobile innovation and technology leadership.  NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, TX, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com.

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