9 steps to security your smartphone

It is very important that your smartphone remains protected, because the modern devices store a lot of important information from email passwords to credit card data. Get access to your data with the Internet through viruses or from outside via an unsecured network. We have put together some tips to help keep your device safe.

It is worth noting that in order to protect your gadget, any additional programs you install do not need. For this purpose enough regular means of any smartphone.

Use screen lock

As corny as it may sound, but many users forget about it. And it’s not only about the pin code, but also about unlocking the screen stroke. However, make sure that screen is cleaned regularly. If your phone is stolen, the fingerprints it is possible to hack your password.

Use the SIM card lock

Cyber criminals nothing will prevent even from the lock screen to pull out the SIM card and use it for their own purposes. To avoid this, set the SIM card lock in the form of a PIN that you must enter when you turn on the phone to connect to the network.

Protection of confidential data

It is important to protect sensitive data stored in the internal storage of the smartphone. There are many specialized programs for such purposes. However, it is easily possible to use Dropbox or OneDrive.

Protect Wi-Fi

Using Wi-Fi you can easily hack your smartphone. Always switch off wireless connection when not in use. This ensures that attackers will not be able to connect to the device without your knowledge. Also worth checking the configuration of the network security of your phone because it can be configured to automatically connect to the network.

Protect Bluetooth

Bluetooth, strangely enough, is no less a risk than Wi-Fi. First and foremost, the underestimate due to the small radius of action. But this Scam enough. Make sure Bluetooth is off when not in use. Connect with Bluetooth devices only on request, not automatically.

Safe download applications

Unfortunately, the growing popularity of smartphones has led to an increase in the number of malicious programs. Be careful not only when using programs from third-party sources, but with the official store. Watch carefully what access rights requests an application.

Internet

Be careful when you access the web browser on your smartphone. For example, agreeing to retain user data and passwords may facilitate their use in the future, however, and the attackers will be easier to access them. Also, make sure that all the sites where you want to enter credit cards have a secure means of communication.

Disable geotags

Often applications for social networking smartphones to automatically upload photos to the Internet. The problem is that many phones insert the location tags, also called “geotags,” right into the actual files of the photos. Anyone with the right software can look at your photos and know where you were or where you are in the moment.

Install antivirus

The capabilities of smartphones are approaching the power of the PC, but most people do not have any protection. Growing volume of spam containing malicious attachments or links to viruses. Many antivirus companies now offer free versions of their commercial mobile products, so everyone will find something to their liking.

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