Do you think iPhone is most secured or Andriod phone can’t be hacked?
Don’t buy that. Android is under constant attack and older versions are far more vulnerable than new ones. 1.3 million Google accounts were compromised in 2016 through illegitimate.. emails, photos, documents and more — by infecting Android phones through illegitimate android apps . Whatever may be the OS of your phone, it is really important that your smartphone is secure for many reasons.
Imagine if your phone was lost or stolen, all your data are lost. Losing your phone is almost akin to losing your wallet. It is very much possible that your personal information may be hacked. This may be your email, online banking account, credit card, photos and so many other contents of privacy. You should be aware of the potential vulnerabilities you expose yourself to, by using smartphones.
Simple precautions, at no cost, to secure your phone
You can secure your phone by using a burner, tons of layers of firewalls and proxies at a cost. But we promise you, it’s not that difficult! We’ve put together some tips to help keep your device as secure as possible with simple seven precautions and at no cost.
1.Activate screen lock with a strong passcode
This is the first step to keeping your phone secure. After a short period of inactivity (say 30 or 45 seconds ), your phone should auto-lock itself. Every phone lets you set a passcode lock for security and most of them now come with a fingerprint scan or retina scan (iris-scanning technology (https://www.quora.com/Does-the-iPhone-X-have-an-iris-scanner)) for added security.
Automatic wiping of the device. This is wiping of data on the device, triggered by false login attempts. Set up in your phone automatic wiping of the device after 10 failed login attempts. You can use remote tracking if you loose your phone. On Android, it is called ‘Find my Device’ and on Apple iPhone, it is called ‘Find my iPhone’. From here, you can remotely disable your phone if needed.
Remote wipe (in premium Android phones only) is a security feature that allows a device owner to send a command to delete data.
3.Trusted Apps Download
Always use official app stores to download and install an app. Disable the option to allow installation of third-party apps. Third party apps usually carry malware that will harm your smartphone. A few smartphone brands now offer the feature of locking apps. You can individually lock installed apps with a passcode or with a fingerprint scan.
4. Beware of Phishing
Never click on short, suspicious links, that you didn’t request. And be careful with those attachments you download via email or instant messaging services. The easiest way of hacking your data is by way of messaging. Do not open any link sent in messaging, if you have not asked for it.
You may email account with, Microsoft, apple or google, always activate two-factor Authentication. Two-factor authentication (2FA), sometimes referred to as two-step verification or dual factor authentication, is a security process in which the user provides two different authentication factors. One may be password and other may be OTP, Text message by SMS or by the authenticator.
6.Secure wifi connection
Only use secure wireless connections. Avoid free or public wi-fi, especially when you’re accessing sensitive data. Don’t feel safe when using the wireless connection at airports, restaurants, coffee houses.
7. Update phone and apps regularly
Always keep a track for system updates for your smartphone and install them as and when they are available. You always get a notification of updates. Don’t ignore it.