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How to Protect Your Android Phone from Being Hacked by ambrose0012(m) : 3:59 pm On Jun 10
When you hear hacking, most people feel that sort of thing only happens in the Western World, well you would have been correct if only we were still in the 20th century. Hackers are now everywhere and attacking anything digital, from your email account to your social media account to your bank details or even your phone. So the more you think hacking doesn't occur in this part of the world the more you become vulnerable. Here are the top 5 thinks you need to keep in mind to avoid been hacked.
1. Be sure of what you download.
Some of the simplest things you can do to protect your phone have one same distinction: don’t trust everything on the internet. Exposing your phone to sites and apps which can have a negative influence on your privacy is never a wise choice.
No matter how trivial some app seems, always, but always, do your research on how secure that app and its updates are, to what level of privacy jeopardizing are you exposed. And yes, that means reading all the things that the app has access to before clicking on allow.
2. Locked And Safe
You’ve seen those movies when someone puts an obvious thing as a password (son’s birthday, wife’s name, etc) for a loath of money or confidential information? And that didn’t go as planned. So, what you should do is to use third-party software, to be completely hacker-proof. Also, when you are dealing with some sensitive data, make sure you have a backup of your passwords and data. Using the same password or the same system for all passwords is a big no-no if you want to be safe from attacks on your privacy, or business data.
3. Secure Your Network
Sometimes using of public WiFi is necessary, but when you do that, try not to use it for important transactions such as banking. That way, you are making it easier for hackers to get to your personal information and passwords. If there is a genuine need for making payments while on the public network, try installing some apps for encryption of your outgoing connection and enhancing the security, like Hideninja VPN, WiFi Protector or SecDroid.
4. Be Updated
Don’t let yourself lag behind the technological changes. Try to keep up with security improvements that are happening. And make your smartphone keep up too, by regularly updating your safety protocols. Though we can’t argue the fact that manufacturers should find better ways of dealing with this issue, the biggest part of the job is still on you. As the phone owner, you should scan your smartphone using the vulnerability scanner which is designed for this purpose. After that, find ways of handling these problems.
5. Be Prepared
With all said and done, if eventually hackers where still able to h*ck your device, be ready for the worse. Like i mention before have a backup of your important data always. Now the best you can do is to wipe your device and copy back your files that you have backup
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