Every day we navigate more through the mobile phone. Data analytics speak for themselves about how we consume the Internet in our daily lives, and they tell us that smartphones and tablets are the preferred tools at certain times, well above computers. Properly protecting ourselves on these devices becomes an essential task to navigate without worries, so there are five tricks to avoid possible security problems.
Do not plug into any network
We know that data rates are consumed with an abysmal speed, hence WiFi networks are our great saviors. However, you have to be careful with them. And more than you think.
All people connected to an open WiFi network are exposed to their data being viewed. Therefore, our recommendation is not to abuse them; Moreover, the ideal would be that you never connect to them. Better to wait a few seconds before suffering a cyberattack.
Do not leave your phone number on the network
Security experts never tire of repeating it: we leave more and more personal data in forums, social networks, websites and a long string of services. In most cases, the data is protected, but in others it is not. The advice is simple and straightforward: don't post your mobile phone in public places and easily accessible.
Think that through your personal phone you not only call, but you can also recover the password in a multitude of services (Google, Twitter, Facebook and even in various banking applications). To publish your phone is to be exposed to third party attacks. And it is not the best, we assure you ...
Do not browse through websites of doubtful taste
This recommendation is the easiest to follow: do not enter sites that may seem suspicious. Numerous portals are flooded with doubtful advertising that can introduce malware into your smartphone.
In the specific case of Android, this is enhanced to exhaustion, so pay close attention to all the sites you visit. And remember: it is better to close a page in time than to suffer his sentence in the future (and the slowdown of the mobile, although that is another matter).
Use an antivirus
This fourth advice derives practically from the previous one: if you think you are going to enter websites that can harm your mobile phone, our advice is to install an antivirus as soon as possible.
There are many types: free; of payment; simple in options; very complex and with vast customization options; etc. You choose the one that best suits your needs, although, in general, the best-known brands on PC are the ones that best deal with our mobile devices.
Protect your phone with access control
Statistics show that a large number of users have their device without blocking patterns. This means that just by making a gesture the mobile phone is unlocked. In other words, if the Smartphone falls into unwanted hands, in just one second you can access everything you have inside. A drama.
Putting a block pattern, a numerical password, fingerprint sensor or the latest iris scanner becomes a safety advice that should be followed almost from minute one of the purchases of the device. Go to settings, enter privacy / security and set the one you like best. But do it without fail.