How to Prevent Your Android smart Phone from Being Hacked

When you start seeing that your intimate conversations, texts private video pictures or have been splattered across the Internet for all to see is not only an invasion of privacy, but can also be damaging to your personal life and livelihood.
 Although numerous Top politicians and celebrities have fallen victim to having their cellphone hacked, reviling there private life and duty secret to the whole world.You have the opportunity right now to protect yourself from such hackers.

This article contains information that will help to prepare you so that you can protect yourself and your loved ones from being the next victims of a cell phone fraud scandal or the victims of having your privacy invaded by hackers.There is no one better to protect your own data, than you. I hope these tips and tricks will be of help in that endeavor.



TIPS YOU CAN TAKE TO SAFEGUARD YOUR ANDROID DEVICE

  •  Rooting: your Android might not be the best solution: Rooting a phone opens users up to new risks and cuts off many of the protections built into Android itself. Malicious apps with root access can cause far more damage than normal ones. Rooting the device is a good way of acquiring better control over your device. But do not so blindly and consider the advantages of doing so before getting it done. The threats from unsigned apps can increase and since it is also difficult to do regular patches or update the OS, you need to look at the rooting option very carefully. It is not recommended.
  •  WIFI: When online, especially at public WiFi, be careful as these are often unsecured and can be vulnerable to hacker attacks. So do not use these networks to conduct any financial transactions. If you are using a WiFi at home, have a strong password for your router
  •  PASS CODE: You need to first lock your screen at all times and not fail to do so due to lethargy or forgetfulness. Putting a pattern lock or PIN is another way of ensuring nobody gets access to your device even if it gets lost. In the event of losing your phone, you would be able to then delete sensitive data from your desktop by using the “find my phone” option through the Google ID or Gmail ID that has been registered on the device.
  •  You need to use the encryption option that is available to safeguard your stored data. Since Google does an excellent job of syncing updates, ensure your passwords and permissions for apps are strong and robust. Do not reuse passwords and keep changing them to confuse hackers..
  •  Downloading; Downloading of apps must be done only from official stores as doing it from other third party sources will expose your device to more threats. The Google Play Store should be your preferred choice for apps.
  • Use Mobile Security App Make sure you have installed a good security app and keep updating it. An app that has anti theft, tracking, locking, scanning of malware would be ideal. Such apps do a great job of blocking sites, offer kids protection online and even boosts battery life and memory management features.
  •  Mobile Payments: You should be extremely careful while making mobile payments since you are store information about your debit or credit card on the phone.
  •  Banking apps: These are important apps and you should only install them from the official Google Play Store. It’s recommended that you don’t ever install a banking app from a link that emailed or sent via SMS.

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