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10 Security Checklist Android Mobile User

10 Security Checklist Android Mobile User

10 Security Checklist Android Mobile User
Android Security Checklist

1. First and foremost is Set PINs and passwords.

To prevent unauthorized access to your phone, set a password or Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your phone’s home screen as a first line of defense in case your phone is lost or stolen.

2. Recommended you do not modify your smartphone’s security settings.

Do not alter security settings for convenience. Tampering with your phone’s factory settings,

3. Make Sure to Backup and secure your data. 

You should backup all of the data stored on your phone – such as your contacts, documents, and photos. These files can be stored on your computer, on a removal storage card, or in the cloud. This is very important if anything happen crashed in your phone storage.

4. Only install apps from trusted sources. 

Before downloading an app, conduct research to ensure the app is legitimate. Checking the legitimacy of an app may include such thing as: checking reviews, confirming the legitimacy of the app store.

5. Understand app permissions before accepting them. 

You should be cautious about granting applications access to personal information on your phone or otherwise letting the application have access to perform functions on your phone. Make sure to also check the privacy settings for each app before installing.

6. Install security apps that enable remote location and wiping.

An important security feature widely available on smartphones, either by default or as an app, is the ability to remotely locate and erase all of the data stored on your phone, even if the phone’s GPS is off. In the case that you misplace your phone, some applications can activate a loud alarm, even if your phone is on silent.

7. Please accept any updates and patches to your smartphone’s software. 

You should keep your phone’s operating system software up-to-date by enabling automatic updates or accepting updates when prompted from your service provider, operating system provider, device manufacturer, or application provider. This can reduce your mobile phone being infected from virus attack

8. Be smart on open Wi-Fi networks. 

When you access a Wi-Fi network that is open to the public, your phone can be an easy target of cyber criminals. You should limit your use of public hotspots and instead use protected Wi-Fi from a network operator you trust or mobile wireless connection to reduce your risk of exposure, especially when accessing personal or sensitive information. Always be aware when clicking web links and be particularly cautious if you are asked to enter account or log-in information.

9. Make sure you Wipe data on your old phone before you donate, resell or recycle it. 

Your smartphone contains personal data you want to keep private when you dispose your old phone. To protect your privacy, completely erase data off of your phone and reset the phone to its initial factory settings. Now having wiped your old device, you are free to donate, resell, recycle or otherwise properly dispose of your phone.

10.  Report a stolen smartphone. 

The major wireless service providers, in coordination with the FCC, have established a stolen phone database. If your phone is stolen, you should report the theft to your local law enforcement authorities and then register the stolen phone with your wireless provider. 
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