Tips to Protect Your Smartphone To Be More Secure

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It's important to keep the smartphone safe. There are many reasons, not only for personal needs, but to prevent the existence of ignorant hands that use personal data for something evil, prevent hacking and others.

There are several steps that can be taken to protect the smartphone to be more secure, as reported by Digital Unite, Monday (05/20/2019) :
Tips to Protect Your Smartphone To Be More Secure

1. Back Up Data.

If all this time we protect smartphones from other people with screen lock, what if the smartphone turns out to be broken into and the data in it disappears? Therefore, immediately back up data regularly to the internet, for example in iCloud (for iPhone) or Dropbox and OneDrive (for Android).

2. Installing the File Code.

Have you ever tried opening a file with a password in it? That means the file has been encrypted so that only those who have the password can open it. You can also do it on your file.

Many applications offer file encryption services, such as AutoKrypt. Before backing up, don't forget the files on the smartphone are encrypted too.

3. Wifi and Bluetooth protection.

Apparently, hackers can attack via Wifi and Bluetooth connectivity. That is, you must always change the wifi router security code at home or smart phone (if it is often used as a wifi hotspot). Turn off bluetooth when not in use and set bluetooth to non-discoverable mode.

Immediately decline if you receive a pop up to connect with another device (pair with a device) that you don't know.

4. Increase Security When Browsing.

You have to be careful when browsing, especially if you frequently log in to certain sites. You can hack the account on the site because the browser captures email history and passwords. To be safe, use private mode in the browser.

Also make sure you access a safe site. A sign of a safe site is a logo that indicates that the site is encrypted. See also whether the URL starts with 'https', if yes, it means there are no problems.

5. Turn off the Geotag Feature.

Have you ever seen location posts in the photos you took? That's the sign, the geotag feature of your smartphone is active. As much as possible, just turn off the feature if it's not too necessary because this can be a gap for hackers to know the moment where you took various photos.

6. Install Antivirus.

How many of us have installed an antivirus on a smartphone? The existence of an antivirus is very important to protect the data from being damaged. Some recommended antiviruses are Kaspersky, Avast, Bitdefender and others.

7. Remote Wipe.

If at any time your smartphone is lost, stolen or potentially hacked, and you forget to back up, you can do a remote wipe, which is deleting all data remotely without having to use a smartphone that wants to delete the data. Usually, this service is paid, but some are free like AVG Mobilation Free.

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