As the use of the smartphone is growing, it is increasingly becoming the target of hackers. Many people believe they are using IOS based apple devices and safe from such attacks. But the reality is neither Android nor IOS is fully secure. However, since Apple does not make APIs available to developers it has relatively fewer vulnerabilities. Android especially is under continuous attacks of Hackers. Therefore if you have an older version of it, then you are probably more vulnerable for a security breach, viruses, and ransomware.
At Whitehats Support, we commonly see people not following even basic mobile phone or computer security measures. As a result, they end up losing their important data. If you have the virus in your computer laptop or even smartphone, you may end up infecting all other devices too. Therefore whenever you suspect anything in your mobile devices or laptop, you may simply call us and ask for Antivirus support service in Dubai
for a quick recovery.
Here I have discusses 6 ways to keep your smartphone secure from all such threats.
It is very simple and easy to keep phone locked but many people still don’t do it. Believe it or not, you are more likely to get into trouble from pickpockets or mobile snatchers then from malware. If it is kept unlock, you are at risk of losing a lot of your private data including credit/debit card details that you may use through mobile apps. But you may be wandering; there are many ways to lock the mobile phone, which one is better. You may be surprised to know Fingerprints, Patterns, voice recognition, iris scanning are all breakable, Only PIN remains the safest way, just don’t end up setting your PIN as 1-2-3-4.
Use Two-Factor Authentication.
To secure your phone, it is advisable to lock down your Google services as well. In order to it is with two-factor authentication. You must follow these steps
- Login-in to your Google account and go to the settings page.
- Choose “Using 2 step verification” from the menu.
- From there, you will be asked for mobile phone number.
- Verify it through a code sent by SMS to your mobile phone. You may also opt for call verification as well.
By setting it up, you will always be required to Login through your mobile phone device.
Only use apps from the Apple or Google Play Store.
You must always make sure that all the applications that you download are from credible sources. Because most of the time malware is installed on your mobile phone through third-party applications that are from the unreliable source. There might be instances, that you may find few bogus applications from a credible source like Google Play store, however, it is just an exception, not the rule. I will suggest, not to download applications from any place other than Google Play store. Google is always working to improve the security of applications that are available through them.
Use a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
When you are traveling on the road, or having a coffee break at a local shop or remote office, you may want to use free Wi-Fi. We all do the same. However by using free Wi-Fi, however, it might be a big problem unless we are aware of basic security measures that we should take while using public Wi-Fi. You may be interested in our earlier post, 12 tips to stay secure on public Wi-fi
regarding it. One way to secure your mobile phone is to use VPN service to use the internet. There are many VPNs available on the internet like F-Secure Freedom VPN, Private Internet Access, and Tor Guard etc.
You may have heard about it a lot, and you may already have one on your PC but you will find hardly any smart user who uses antivirus in their mobile phone. Even if Google does a good job of protecting their OS, it is still important to install Antivirus including malware protection. What I found the best freeware antivirus program is Avast mobile security and antivirus that can do the job pretty well. Do you need to install antivirus software on your PC, laptop or mobile devices? Whitehats Support offers reliable virus removal and protection service in Dubai
, that is designed according to the security needs of home users.
Uninstall the app that you don’t use.
Believe it or not, every mobile application comes with its own flaws and security vulnerabilities. Many vendors job in keeping their program secure through updates however there are many ways applications can expose you to security threats. Always remember the fewer the programs, the more secure your mobile application will be.
At Whitehats Support, our virus removal and protection service
in Dubai is designed to provide the optimum level of security to your desktop computer, laptop, and mobile devices. You may get in touch us for a free consultation.