TDS® announces Hacker Alert for mobile devices

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

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.

Media Contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager-Public Relations/ TDS Telecommunications Corp. / 608-664-4471/ cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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