Mobile devices have transformed the way we communicate, do business, and even relax. Because of this mobile devices have become an attractive target for hackers. The manufacturers of both Android and Apple devices are constantly looking for new ways to secure mobile devices against hackers and physical threats. Let’s look at a few things you can do to ensure you do not become a victim, coming up next.
With the amount of personal information we store on our devices everyday, it is becoming more important than ever to protect that information from the people that want to steal it. Here are three ways you can secure your mobile device.
1. Passcode – The first layer of protection on any device today is a passcode. If you are using any mobile device, setting a passcode will make sure that a person can’t just pick up your device and access your personal information. Simple passcodes can be a good start to provide protection against unwanted access to your device, but it isn't the only way to deny access to intruders.
2. Biometrics – Many of today’s mobile devices are including a new layer of protection called biometric authentication. This new form of security uses things such as fingerprint scanners or retina scanning to identify you as the device owner and secure your personal information. With biometrics a person can’t just guess your passcode or access your device without your physical presence.
3. Avoid Public Wi-Fi - Public Wi-Fi has become a big problem for mobile security. Whether you have mobile data or not, the option to connect to a public Wi-Fi for faster speeds and easier Internet access is appealing. The problem is hackers have figured this out and have engineered a number of ways to compromise your device when you connect to these rogue networks. For this reason if you don’t know the Wi-Fi network, do not connect, or you may risk someone getting access to your personal or business information on your device.
As our dependency on mobile devices increases, so does the threat of hackers gaining access to those devices. It is important to take any necessary precautions to ensure your private data and personal information is protected. If you are unsure where to start with protecting your device, give our team a call.;
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