How to Protect Your Smartphone

Last updated: September 16, 2016

How to Protect Your SmartphoneiPhone 7 has confirmed the concerns that Apple is in so-called ‘concept crisis’, because the only outstanding innovation of the new version has become a refuse to use traditional headphone connector and replacing it with wireless headphones.

For those who have decided to turn to iOS and Android platforms here are some fast facts for maintaining your security:

  • application blocking

For those who don’t want their data get accessible for adversaries, there is a new built-in facility for Android 5.0 Lollipop, which allows locking the device in an appropriate application.

  • robust antivirus

Probably the main security of your Android is a robust antivirus system. ESET Mobile Security is rightfully considered to be one of the best antivirus programs presented on the market today. It has been tested by many independent viruses’ labs and proven as one of the best antivirus systems for smart phones.

  • password manager

Any user has from one to ten (and more) accounts on different sources but it’s extremely difficult to create new passwords each time, which simplifies a problem to decrypt your private data for hackers. Fortunately, there is one correct solution of the problem, which is called password manager. Such mangers as LastPass or 1Password are created to generate and keep unlimited number of passwords.

  • double authentication

Try to bring to naught the risk of data leakage using a two-factor authentication. Practically all up-to-date resources provide additional authentication through a mobile phone number via SMS. Some services have a built-in program that generates a six-figured code that disappears from the monitor within 12 seconds.

  • smart lock function

Using Android 5.0 you can set up the Smart lock in three ways: either unblocking the phone when there is a ‘familiar’ Bluetooth nearby your phone, or unblocking according to your geo-location (home, office, etc.), or an additional function, which is called ‘recognize the owner’.

  • A VPN for Android usage can become an additional secure measure when accessing to the public Wi-Fi hotspot. The service makes your network anonymous by hiding your IP address, private by encrypting all the data and secure.

So, remember your knowledge is a key to your security while networking.