TDS Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices

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The new internet security tool protects Android mobile devices and via a new app.

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Protecting your home network and critical data is no longer about just guarding your PC. Now, criminals can gain access to all your devices, using malware they place on your cell phone. You need multiple layers of security, which Hacker Alert provides.

Worldwide 23 million mobile devices are infected with malicious software known as malware. A form of hostile software, malware is used to disrupt computer operations, gather critical user data, and display unwanted advertising. To help combat this ever-growing threat, TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) announces the launch of Hacker Alert for Android devices.

Hacker Alert lives on TDS’ network and continuously analyzes customer’s mobile device web traffic for security threats. If Hacker Alert finds something, customers will receive an alert on their mobile device along with suggested steps for removal.

Casey Thompson, a Product Development Manager with TDS Telecom says, “Protecting your home network and critical data is no longer about just guarding your PC. Now, criminals can gain access to all your devices, using malware they place on your cell phone. You need multiple layers of security, which Hacker Alert provides.”

Until now, Hacker Alert was only available to protect the home networks of TDS customers. Now, current and future customers can add Hacker Alert and add the new security tool to their Android device for free by visiting Google’s Play Store. TDS customers can search “Hacker Alert” and click install.

For more information, visit TDSTelecom.com/HackerAlert or call 866-734-0704.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 150 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig Internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed Internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6.1 million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck® IT Solutions, and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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