How to make a smartphone more secure | Professional Security
When dealing with Cyber Security Threats, a common mistake that both individuals and companies tend to make is ignoring their mobile security. We’ve even covered Smartphone Security Complacency before and found that almost 60% don’t have an antivirus app on their portable devices. Addressing this is crucial as, like any computer, smartphones can have vulnerabilities. So, here are our tips for making your mobile phone more secure whilst minimising the risk of data breaches.
Thankfully, there are several straightforward ways to immediately improve your smartphone security. Some easy (and essential) measures include:
Locking your device – Always make sure that your phone locks itself after a minute or less of inactivity. Most smartphones will do this by default, but you should ensure a safe timeframe is set and that the device requires a PIN to reopen it, as this is the most secure shortcut.
Updates – Keep your mobile phone system and your apps up to date. This ensures you have the newest (and thus safest) operation systems available on your device.
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