In modern times, the smartphones are serving as more than mobile phones. You can have almost all the computing features done using a smartphone. So, it is like holding a small computer which skids into your pockets and can wake up any time with a screen transition.
So, a smartphone serving as so many applications, also brings up the security issues. A smartphone is now-a-days used for a wide variety of applications from calling to gaming to surfing internet to even do the banking. So, the last one- the banking and such financial applications require the security protection or precautions to be taken.
In this post, I have already posted some best tips for smartphone security. So, you can basically keep your smartphone secure from the attacks of virus, hackers, identity thieves, cyber criminals and other creeps.
Tips For Smartphone Security
Keep Your Smartphone Password Protected
Since now-a-days every smartphone maker is equipping in the security concerned applications known as lock screens, you should always use the passwords in your smartphone so that the other unwanted users could not access your valuable personal data including pictures, videos, chats, messages and notes.
Every smartphone (whether it is iPhone, Android or Lumia) is provided with lock screen or password protected features. So, use them for your smartphone security. If you are putting the PIN protected passwords, then choose some relevant passwords not like 1234, 2345 and other such simple combinations. If you are putting some pattern locks, then choose some complicated ones. I recommend choosing the PIN protected passwords.
Install an Antivirus Program
Just like PC requires antivirus protection to remove the malwares, threats like viruses and spams, our mobile smartphone also require some antivirus program. There are many antivirus programs available in the iTunes Store, Android Play store, Nokia OVI and BlackBerry Apps Store. Antivirus security softwares easily remove the virus which can come through web or from some third party application or files.
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Don’t Save Passwords
If you want to keep your phone’s accounts safe, then never ever save the passwords of any of your accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Gmail or any other website). The saving of the financial passwords are denied strongly by us. If you save the passwords, they can be stolen by cyber criminals and your bank accounts can become vacant due to hackers attack.
Always Check Apps Permissions
Before downloading any application from the Play Store, you should always check if the application has been developed from a trusted developer. Moreover, checking apps permissions is also required. Apple iTunes software is quite trusted store from security concerns.
But open sources like Android Play Store is prone to many spammers and hackers who develop applications with some fake name with back end permissions over your information like contacts, messages, pictures etc. So, you should check the app permissions first before installing it. Example, an application calculator who wants permissions over your contacts can be a malware. So avoid and tackle such apps.
Avoid Spam Emails
If you receive any email with a suggestion to click on a link, avoid it. Delete the email. Use a specific and trusted email provider like Gmail who has a nice facility to put spam emails in spam folders. But still you should be aware of any kind of miss-happening which can result into the penetration of hackers into your smartphone and thus destroying your smartphone’s security.
Update OS and Apps
Updates are generated by the operating system and applications developers. Newer updates kill the bugs and fix the security issues left in the previous software or apps coding. So, whenever, new update arrives, do update your smartphone. The outdated apps version and outdated operating system are more prone to hacking attacks.
Turn Off Wireless Features
Wireless networks are the most insecure networks. I do not say that you should not use the features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC, rather suggest turning these features off after their use. You can use the Non-Discoverable mode also in the Bluetooth settings.
The cyber criminals have tricks to connect to your smartphone through a wireless network and then accessing all of your personal information without even letting you know.
So, guys the above are the measures or the tips for smartphone security. Use the above tricks which can easily keep your smartphone secure from various ill effects. Hope you liked this post. So, this post appeals for at least Facebook like and Facebook share too.