Dave Hodgert, Co-Founder of 10D Tech, located in Corvallis, Oregon, speaks with Nick Ursini at KEZI in Eugene, Oregon. As the FBI and CISA start delivering impending cyber attack warnings, it provides some cybersecurity tips.


Nick asked a question of Dave about how safe are our mobile phones? Due to a lack of time for the article, Dave could not expand further.

Dave says, “Any powered and connected device to the internet is at risk.”

The five riskiest things on your mobile device/phone:

  1. Downloading malicious apps. Hackers spread malware when you download it through apps.
  2. Using a device that needs to be updated. Updates are critical to keeping your mobile device up to date. Just like any other computer, hackers can exploit those discovered vulnerabilities.
  3. Opening Questionable emails. Your staff uses their phones to read and answer company email; hackers can install malware on their phones.
  4. Using unsecured Wi-Fi or websites. – Hackers could see what you're doing on your device, especially if going to a website that is not secure. You run the risk of exposing vulnerable data transferred from your device.
  5. Opening a text message/voicemail phishing. Receiving a text or a voicemail from what appears to be a legitimate source but asking for personal information about you, your device or your company.
  6. Not Protecting your Passwords – A password manager, like LastPass, will help you use unique complex passwords, rather than using a password you can remember or the same password every time. Thieves will try every website using your stolen duplicate/easy password until they gain access to your credit cards, bank, Amazon account, health records, etc…

If you have questions about cybersecurity or the technology you use at your company?


If you’re unsure where to start, a quick call (541) 243-4103 to your IT Service provider or Dave at 10D Tech can get you set on an easy path to reduce risk and make your staff more productive.   ~Dave