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Hackers target mobile devices

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Did you know your mobile phone could be vulnerable to hacking?

Malware isn’t just a computer problem anymore.

The CyberSafe at USPS team is reminding employees that hackers are targeting mobile devices with malware disguised as text messages, voicemails, downloads and applications.

You should delete text messages or voicemails from unknown people or organizations seeking your login credentials, credit card numbers or other personal information.

Other tips:

• Beware suspicious messages. Don’t open links or attachments sent in text messages or emails from people you don’t know.

• Stay updated. Keep operating system and security software up-to-date on all your electronic devices. Don’t download applications from unknown or non-reputable sources.

• Connect selectively. Disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth when not in use. Don’t use public Wi-Fi to log into accounts with personal information, such as email or banking sites, unless you’re connecting through the Virtual Postal Network.

• Use an outlet to charge. Never connect your personal devices to postal equipment, even if the device doesn’t have internet or intranet access. Always use an outlet in an approved area to charge your device.

If you notice any suspicious activity, report it immediately to the CyberSecurity Operations Center by sending an email to

The CyberSafe at USPS sites on Blue and LiteBlue have additional tips.

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