Technological advancements invite potential security breaches. Just like any other thing in the world, the more that something develops, the bigger a target it presents for ill-doers to look for loopholes to hack it.
Having said all of that, there are several ways you can protect your phone (android) from getting hacked.
1) Phone Lock:
The simplest and easiest protective measure that you can take is to lock your phone.
Better use a PIN code (that’s hard to crack) than using any other method like patterns, fingerprints, etc.
2) Choose Android Systems that Offer Updates:
Android systems offer security and bug fixes with each new update. Make sure you choose the Android Provider with the best security checks in place and continually upgrades its plans to keep your phone data safe.
3) Install Latest Updates:
Make sure your phone’s software is up-to-date. Android releases new updates for a reason. They are not only for a better user experience, but they also provide better security by fixing earlier problems that might have been present.
4) Google’s two-factor authentication:
Google offer’s this security measure to users with a Google account. Just log into your account and click on “Two-step Verification.” From there, you will get the code via SMS after entering all the details. This will keep your browser from getting hacked on all your approved devices.
Simply go to your phone settings and then find the security option. From there, you can choose the option of device encryption.
This is one of the best ways to protect your phone from getting hacked.
6) Run Virus Scans Regularly:
Choose the best Anti-Virus app available for your system and run regular virus checks. Viruses in malware are getting more common, and they offer easy access to your data for hackers.
These are some of the primary methods you can use to keep your phone and data safe.
Some other precautionary measures that you can take are:
- Don’t keep Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, hotspot, etc. on when you aren’t using them.
- Uninstall unused apps.
- Keep apps updated for security reasons.
- Use VPN to stay off the grid if you are dealing with sensitive information on your phone and don’t trust its security.
- Never download free apps offered on websites as they are almost always infected with viruses.
- Refrain from rooting your device as that’s a for-sure way to invite potential security problems.
- Choose reliable and trusted phone brands.
- Have a wipe function installed if it is not already available. In case your phone gets lost or stolen, you can at least protect your data by remotely erasing it.
- Try to avoid using public Wi-Fi unless absolutely necessary.
- Follow all these security measures, and you can keep your privacy without worrying about it constantly.