Follow these simple tricks to keep your smart phone secure in 2023

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Smart Phones have become a need for us these days as they assist us in commuting, help in entertaining us if/when bored, help communicate with near & dear, read news and do more such stuff. But as these gadgets have turned crucial in our lives, many hackers are also interested in infiltrating them, to get our glimpse of our lives or where we are heading.

 

Therefore, it becomes imperative to protect these devices from cyber-attacks and that can be achieved by following these simple tricks-

  • Always ensure that you are logged out of the website you are visiting while shopping or while connecting with the world, like Facebook. And if it is an app, please ensure that the account is enabled with a 2-Factor authentication.
  • While connecting to public charging ports, please be aware that such charging points can act as access points to cyber crooks who are into “Juice Jacking” where a fake charging station accesses all private data or install a malware.
  • It is recommended to do an audit of the apps installed on the smart phone once in a month. And check whether they are using data and the internet more than intended.
  • Keep the remote phone wiping option active as it helps to clean the information stored on the phone, if it gets stolen or misplaced. This helps in keeping data secure from prying eyes.
  • Always keep your apps, security software and operating system up to date from time to time.
  • Keep the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi ON only when required
  • Avoid using easy guessing passwords and use only those that are of minimum 15 characters and are made of a mix of alphanumeric characters topped by 1-2 special characters.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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