Some people carry their life on their Smartphone! Imagine all those family photos, financial information, emails, text, saved passwords, call logs, credit card numbers, and much more. Would you be comfortable sharing all that information with anyone, whether family, friend or foe? Better yet, your phone could get lost or stolen. With that, you can surmise that there are myriad risks to the delicate and personal data on your Smartphone.
It’s, therefore, apparent that you need to put your Android, Apple or Windows Smartphone on key and lock security. Here are some top tips on how to keep your Smartphone secure to keep snoopers and hackers at bay.
Secure Your Phone with a Password
As trivial as it might seem, passwords are one of the most overlooked basic security measures. Donning a phone with little or no access protection is somewhat laughable, if not downright foolish. Swipe patterns can leave hints while pins tend to be short. A secure and foolproof password is your best shot at Smartphone protection.
Mobile Security Software is a must-have
Smartphones, like PCs, are susceptible to virus and malware attacks. Install security software that not only fronts a formidable force against virus and malware but also has remote data wipe capability, automatic security advisor, and privacy review of mobile apps. The software must be from a bespoke, reliable, and trustworthy provider.
Install Apps from only Trusted Sources
Not all app vendors have your interest at heart. The Internet is filled with scammers and con. Dangerous apps are packed with malware and other data-diggers. Recent reports point to malware that hijacks your contact log and floods your family and friends with infected material. What’s the best remedy? Install apps from key app stores such as Amazon, iTunes, Windows, and Google Play stores.
On top of that, check your app’s permission. Ensure that they are not sharing your data without your permission.
Update Your Phone OS Regularly
Such updates include system vulnerability bug fixes. Don’t miss out on these essential upgrades to keep your Smartphone’s security up to date. Besides, they may get rid of an already loaded malware. Even better, set your phone to receive push notifications for updates automatically.
Turn Off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC Connection When Not in Use
Connectivity is inarguably indispensable to the proper functioning of a Smartphone. But as they always probe for connectivity, they might share your personal information. With that, dubious people can have access to your sensitive data. Also, never accept connection from unknown devices.