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Smartphones are now not just a mobile phone with few contact and call logs but are much more than that. We all have personal data, messages, and passwords stored on our mobile phone, and it becomes our prime duty to think about its security.
We believe you must be having an overall phone lock active on your Android device, but believe it or not, your data is still in danger, and here today we are going to mention 10 tips that would help you improve your overall security on android mobiles.
1. Securing Your Network
The most targeted way to hack your device is to hack your overall network and the most common way to do that is to inject malware into a public Wi-Fi network. The public free Wi-Fi network is fun, right?
It is advised to never perform any kinds of bank transaction over a public Wi-Fi network, in any case, if you get stuck in an emergency situation and you do not have an option then makes sure you encrypt your connection via a VPN shield. You can easily find a number of excellent VPN apps over the play store.
2. Do not save your Passwords on Browsers
Ok let’s admit it, we all have tendencies to save password on the browsers. It makes it so convenient to log in again and again regularly without entering the login details again and again.
But have you ever thought, what if someone borrows your mobile phone and swipes away your important details?
Always double check before you allow the browsers to save the data. Saving passwords for social media sites is fine, but saving your bank login details is something you should always avoid.
3. Use Mobile Security App
Mobile security apps are the best way to automate things. They perform regular malware checks, comes with handy features like App lock, track lost devices and many other features. Though there are several premium security apps are available like Avast and MacAfee but if you are low on spending then you can opt for their free versions, which are good for basic use.
4. Always keep a backup of data
When a malware hits, it leaves you with no options instead of doing a complete reset of the device. To avoid loss of data, keep a complete backup of your data on your laptop or pc.
Even if your device is lost and you are lucky enough to retrieve it, chances are high that the hacker or thief would have wiped out the complete data. In that case, backups could be very helpful in bringing the phone back to its original state.
5. Understanding APP Permissions
While installing an android application you get to see the app permissions. Give yourself some time and check all the permissions the app is requiring access to.
An Alarm app has nothing to do with permissions to access text messages, choose wisely, not all apps on the Play store are safe. If you have already installed any third party non-official apps on your device, you can easily decline the permission from the permission manager, but you get that option only in the latest version of Android launched after Android 5.0 Lollipop.
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