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We do everything on our cellphones these days… we check our email, engage in bank transactions, do some shopping… the sky is the limit when it comes to what we can and will do with our mobile phones. This makes our mobile security one of the most important things we can invest in when it comes to internet security. So how do ensure that your mobile device is the safest it can be?
1. Don’t save information onto your phone
Phone hackers are out there, and any sensitive information that you save into your phone can be easily accessed them by them. It doesn’t matter how much you think “it could never happen to me” because the fact is IT CAN. So take preemptive measures by typing in your passwords and pin numbers each time you go to do something on your phone.
2. Keep a lock code on your phone
Cell phones get stolen every single day, and any phone without a lock code on it is fair game for anyone to rifle through for sensitive information. Pick a unique passcode and have the phone set to clear out all information on it if the passcode is failed a certain number of times to ensure maximum security.
3. Stay up to date
Cell phones frequently offer security and phone updates, and you should always keep them up to date to make sure that your phone is operating to full capacity. If you don’t it just opens your phone up to being more susceptible to being hacked into and taken advantage of.
4. Only download apps you know are safe
There are an endless amount of apps out there just waiting to be downloaded, but you should be careful which ones you choose to download and install on your phone. Check the user reviews and make sure they’re coming from a trusted source before putting them on your phone. When you do install an app, be aware of which information it accesses and if it’s accessing information that is questionable you should think about taking that app off your phone.
5. Avoid doing transactions on your phone
While it may be easy to engage in online transactions from your cell phone, it’s also easy to have information stolen that way. You should wait until you’re at a desktop computer or laptop to make any purchases or move any money.
Not having adequate mobile security makes it very easy to have your information stolen or hacked into. As simple as it is to do things on our phones it’s better to be safe than sorry, and it’s well worth the time to stay up to date on any mobile risks out there.
About the Author: This is a guest post from Laura Backes, she enjoys writing about all kinds of subjects and also topics related to internet providers in my area. You can reach her at: laurabackes8[at]gmail[dot]com.
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