Given how widespread hacks and malware attacks have become, it’s critical for users to adopt best use practices in regards to data. Regrettably, even the savviest users tend to be oblivious to threats to personal information.
Let’s take a look at some ways that you can make sure your data stays safe on your mobile device.
How to Make your Mobile More Secured
Locking your telephone with a password
Coming across a phone without a password makes it a cakewalk for someone with ill intent to get critical information. Now that most phones come with facial and fingerprint unlocking features, there is no excuse to not secure your cell phone in a hassle-free method.
Use a powerful anti-virus app
Thus, installing a strong antivirus program on your phone is critical. Without the right program, you always run the risk of making the data on your phone unusable. Though there are a plethora of options available for anti virus apps, it’s important to use one that keeps your device protected from the most recent threats. Thankfully, I don’t have to purchase an anti-virus app subscription separately; with an Airtel Thanks Platinum membership, I get to use Norton Mobile Security for my mobile phone.
The membership comes with a free year-long subscription to Norton Mobile Security which has anti-malware protection, app adviser, web protection, spam block, and other such helpful features. Norton is a leader in data security for computers & phones and is a really good option for mobile security as well. The Wi-Fi Security feature is particularly helpful as it finds and informs you about unsecured Wi-Fi programs that make it easier for a hacker to gain control of your cell phone.
Be careful with downloads
When you’re in the middle of surfing or playing a game, it is pretty easy to hit’yes’ and download a program or a file you are not really familiar with. It’s the most likely way to let in a Trojan Horse containing malware or a virus in your cell phone. Thus, it’s essential for users to be careful with downloads. From time to time, check the programs downloaded on your cell phone.
Without timely upgrades, your phone stays vulnerable to emerging threats. It’s best to turn on auto-updates for apps in addition to the operating system so that your device can recognize and isolate undesirable elements.
With the Norton Mobile Security appI get periodic updates which make it possible for my cellphone to identify and isolate suspicious files and programs. If your operating system is out of date, the app also has device security alarms to protect your device from vulnerabilities that cybercriminals can exploit.
Back up your data regularly
Losing access to private data means losing access to data that’s not easily retrieved. Thus, it makes sense to have an alternate means to access it. Uploading data to the cloud is one means to do so.
With the appropriate settings, you can enable your phone to upload contacts and photographs at regular intervals. For Android apparatus, Google Contacts and Photos can make life a lot easier. Should you ever lose access to your telephone, you can easily sync data to your new device.
With these tips, you should be able to fasten your phone and browse online without the fear of viruses or malware.