Nowadays Majority of people use Android smartphones, and therefore the hackers know that if they target the Android Smartphones, a large number of people get affected. It is therefore important, especially for the Android smartphone users to take some precautionary measure to make their Android smartphone hack proof. With the advancement of technology, it has become very easy to hack someone’s smartphone. You cannot do anything about the hackers. But, you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe by securing your Android smartphone from being hacked.
What will happen if your Android smartphone is hacked?
A hacker will then have access to:
• Your private data.
• Account details and passwords of other accounts.
They can use your personal details for illegal activities, and they can even spy on your daily activities. Sounds dangerous, right? Well, fret not because Here are some tricks that can help to protect your Android smartphone.
Tricks to make your Android smartphone hack proof?
Say no third-party apps
Download the apps which are available on Google Play Store. This is because you never know what kind of apps you are downloading from a third-party app store. The idea of getting premium apps for free might sound like a good idea, but you never know what you are trading for that free app. The apps downloaded from a third-party website might contain a virus, and therefore, it’s better to say no to such apps.
Review the installed apps
Apps frequently receive updates, and if you blindly update the apps without reading the terms and conditions, then it’s the time to review all the apps that you have installed. Uninstall the apps that seem to be suspicious.
Don’t save any passwords
In order to save time, most of the people save the password of their various accounts. The hackers can later use these passwords. You might save the passwords of the accounts which are not important, but you should strictly restrain yourself from saving passwords of bank account and other important accounts.
Use the Built-in security of Android
Each Android smartphone comes with a built-in security system in the form of lock options like PIN, password, pattern, and finger unlock. This security system gives an extra layer of protection to your smartphone. Keep a password which you think would be hard for the hackers to guess.
Use data encryption
Under the “Security” section of your Smartphone, you can enable the option of “Encrypt Phone.” It is the best way of securing your smartphone. You should always encrypt all the securities with an extra layer of passkeys.
Keep your software updated
When the manufacturer of your company rolls out a new update, grab it immediately. Each update removes bugs and shortcomings of the previous software and new features, and protective measures are added. Always keep the software of your device updated.
Take these preventive measures today to keep your Android smartphone hack proof. Last but not the least avoid visiting suspicious websites from the browser of your phone!
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H/T – gizbot