Secure Your Phone Data With These Easy Steps
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With the advent of the IOT (internet of things), a number of smartphones users are on the rise across the world. Google has recently announced that there are over 2 billion monthly active Android users. The number of mobile users has grown rapidly since the year 2012. There are a whopping 4.77 billion mobile users worldwide. These numbers will go up to 5 billion by 2019, as per the report. A high number of mobile phone users are using the Android platform. This news has pushed the mobile technology firms to further strengthen the existing application structures and address safety-related issues, more promptly.
Internet technology is deeply connected to cybersecurity owing to innumerable vulnerabilities prevalent across the web ecosystem. A simple mobile phone can be exposed to the number of malware via download of any application. Tech giants – Google, iPhone, Microsoft have swung into action, already. Cloud computing has arisen as a radical alternative to break free from the mess of cyber threats. Cloud storage has become a viable answer to hacking threats and data thefts. And, cloud storage is not limited to large organizations but accessing the cloud is very much within the reach of a common web user. For instance, Google web apps is one of the most popular and highly preferred sources of cloud storage available for web users.
At personal level also, users can act judiciously. Read on below steps to safeguard your phone and phone data from external threats.
- Secured accessibility: Use of biometrics data to unlock mobile phone are now available in top range phones like iPhone X. Biometrics information is collected via fingerprints, retina, voice or face scan. Users can set up the first wall of security by simply activating inbuilt options – lock screens (patterns or passwords) and pin/security codes.
- Opting for backup: Cloud storage is not limited to sophisticated professional use Cloud storage options and setting up back up on Google Drive are 100% safe and any type of breach is nearly impossible.
- Use trusted applications: Mobile phone application platform providers – Google, iPhone, and Microsoft recommend download and usage of trusted applications only from app stores. Spurious application lures users in the disguise of free features. Installation of these apps secretly passes on a malware on mobile phones to steal data. User email passwords, banking login, and authentication codes are highly vulnerable to such malware and untrusted third party applications.
- Internet usage: Today, the internet is the most preferred medium to seek services/products. Phishing emails, spyware, malware are increasingly evolving and posing a solid danger to user info. Keeping a check on accessing bogus websites and citing the possible threat via phishing emails can help reduce the danger, significantly. Thus, we advise you to be an alert and informed web user.
- Use a device locator: Device locator is an application which helps a phone user to locate his/her phone. With device locator, a mobile user can locate his phone and report a theft or register possible data breach. Android users can download the application via app store called Android Device Manager. iPhone users have the option to download and install – Find my phone app.
Hope you will take advantage of the suggested steps above. Please leave your comments below and let us know your opinions.
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