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10 Smartphone Security Tips You Should Know

Millions of people are not using smartphone. They are 24x7 connection to internet, sharing impotant information most of the time to third party application or do transactions online for shopping. Have you ever thought you phone can be vulnerable to serious security threats? Or Wondering are the smartphones safe to use? You are asking yourself the right question! In this article, we will show you the best Smartphone security tips which you need to implement in your life to stay safe! There are so many different mobile security tips, but we have chosen the best ones for you. Keep reading and find out what you need to do to keep your sensitive data and also your personal data safe!

1.Activating a screen lock. For the best security, you need to set your phone to get automatically locked about 30 seconds you don't use it. This should be a must not just for the mobile device, but also for your tablet or laptop. But, we are talking about the smartphones now. An even better advice would be to make your own pattern for unlocking it or a pin. The best would be to make it possible to unlock your phone only by your fingerprint.

2.Applications. Are you really aware what are the apps that you have on your phone? Downloading anything that seems interesting to you and testing by yourself? If you didn't know, and I am sure that you got that idea already in your mind, nowadays marketplace is not about the user's safety, but it's on the profit. So, stay away from those so-called third-party apps. Instead of that, I would recommend you to get some apps which will help you to stay safe. You will read more about that in the third statement.

3.Smartphone security apps. Get the best security app for your mobile phone! Anti-virus programs and applications are also a must! We will give you examples of the best ones out there-Trend MIcro Mobile Security&Antivirus, Avast Mobile Security, Sophos Mobile Security, AVL, Cheetah Mobile Security Master... Run those apps frequently and always keep them updated!

4.As you have read in the first place, locking your phone is a great idea for your safety. But what about your SIM card? It isn't locked if your device is stolen, right? You need to lock it in a form of a PIN code. It will be required if someone who has stolen your phone wants to get the connection to the network.

5.Web browsing. First of all, you must install the ad blocker. You won't do this because the ads are so annoying and distracting, but because they can be very easily exploited by the attackers and cyber-criminals.

6.Your sensitive and personal data. Data which is saved to the internal storage needs to be kept safe. Always be sure that you have encrypted your files. If you don't know how to do it, try to learn more about Android cryptography testing first.

7.Automatic backups. Where can you have the automatic backup? In the cloud. That option is basically available on any operating system, so no, you don't have an excuse not to do it. All you have to do here is to enable it, or sometimes even not to disable it. It may be set that way already as a default.

8.The two-factor authentication. This is also a must, and it doesn't matter if you have Google, Microsoft or even Apple account. This option will act as the best second layer for your security. Let's say that you want to sign in from another location or even from a different device, it will always require verifying your identity. It can be done through the unique and time-sensitive code which will be sent to you by SMS.

9.Wireless. If you use the public Wi-Fi whenever you can, you need to know that you are vulnerable to so many cyber attacks. You don't know who else is using the same network, right? Skip this habit whenever it's possible. Besides that, always be sure that you have switched off your Wi-Fi connection when you are not using it.
10.Data Reset. What does this mean? Let's say that you are planning to sell your phone. If you are in such a process, be sure that you have done a Factory Data Reset before giving it to someone else. It will wipe all of the data which was stored by you which also includes accessing your accounts and app and system data, photos, personal information etc.

Follow these instructions and keep your smartphone safe!

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