Your smartphone is no different to your property or house when it comes to safety – you have to use common sense!
Here are eight easy tips on how to keep your smartphone safe and secure:
1. Use a password
Always set up a password, pin or pattern to be able to access your phone. For Android: go to Location & Security. For iOS: go to Settings -> Touch ID & Passcode.
2. Only download from trusted stores
Use places like Google Play and the App Store to download your games and apps. Also make sure to always read the ratings and reviews if they’re available.
3. Back up your data
Protect your information in case an attack happens by backing up your data. If your data ever gets lost, we can recover it. Contact the experts at DLA to get your data back!
4. Update your OS and apps
Most updates are just for new features, but sometimes they are also to up the security.
5. Log out!
If you do your banking or online shopping on your cellular device, always make sure to log out afterwards. Never keep your passwords and usernames on your phone and try to avoid using public Wi-Fi.
6. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
You may think it’s just a way to connect to free Wi-Fi, but hackers can also use it to access your device and data.
7. Don’t give out personal info
That email you received that looks like it’s from your bank may be spam. If you get SMS’s or emails asking you to fill in your private info and login, always contact the business and confirm it is actually legit.