Keeping your smartphone safe doesn’t only mean safeguarding its exterior or hardware components from scratches, cracks, water damage and more – it means safeguarding the software as well. You’ve got to keep this software safe from hackers, because they can actually access and steal your personal information or load your phone up with malware. Here are a number of things you can do to protect your phone from getting hacked…

  • Make sure that your phone stays locked when it’s not in use. Use a password and try to change it regularly or us e the various security alternatives for your phone to prevent unauthorized people from accessing it.
  • Turn on your phone’s tracker capability so that you can see its location on a map and track it when it moves. That way, if you lose your phone or if it gets lost, you can lock it remotely with the tracker app, so that hackers will find it more difficult to access your phone’s data.
  • Move your smartphone up to the most current version of firmware. You may either have it done automatically or manually.
  • Only use a trusted source, like the manufacturer’s app store, to install apps onto your smartphone. Always remember to read the description and reviews before you actually download the app.
  • Take a look at the app’s permissions before you install it. Don’t install the app if it asks to access your personal information.
  • Try your best not to leave your phone unattended in a public area, like on your office desk or in a coffee shop.
  • If you receive text messages from unknown senders, who ask you for personal information, don’t click the links in the messages because that may open a pathway for hackers to steal your information or install your malware.
  • Be very careful with Wi-Fi networks which aren’t secure, because they may allow hackers who are nearby to intercept your data while you’re online. If you must use public Wi-Fi, avoid using it to do banking or other sensitive transactions.

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