These times it's more important than ever to keep your phone safe - when we use online banking, keep our crypto in mobile wallets and all private information.
Each year, millions of phones are left unprotected, which are easy targets for criminals. But knowing how to protect your phone isn't complicated and can often save you and your data. Here are some tips on protecting your phone (iPhone or Android).
5 ways to protect your phone from hackers today
We will cover here very quick tips which you can set up in a matter of minutes and will help protect your phone. Don't leave your data, wallets, and online bank apps unprotected; take a couple of minutes to keep your phone safe.
1. Use a PIN / Fingerprint / Face ID
Whatever it is - pattern, numerical code, fingerprint, or face ID your PIN code is the first line of defense. Especially if you leave your phone somewhere unintentionally or if it gets stolen. However, if you use a numerical PIN, make sure it is not easy to guess - PINs such as '1234',' 1212', or even your birthdate are more vulnerable to attacks.
2. Download apps from official stores
Most malicious apps are downloaded outside of App Store or Google Play Store. This is because official stores follow rigorous security measures Apple and Google use to safeguard smartphones from malware.
Download your apps only from App Store or Google Play, and check their descriptions and reviews to see if they look suspicious before you download them.
3. Keep your apps and operating system updated
Make sure your apps are regularly updated. Hackers can take advantage of an outdated app or operating system, finding weaknesses in infrastructure and gaining access to your data.
Operating system updates often contain patches for any security vulnerabilities that further protect your phone from being hacked.
4. Don't use auto-login
Even if it's convenient, if a hacker manages to access your phone and you have auto-login enabled, they can easily open all your unprotected apps and extract any available data from them. While it's more time-consuming, it's much safer to manually enter your password each time you use an app on your phone instead.
5. Use a password manager
Password managers like 1Password, LastPass or Apple Keychain Access allow you to create unique passwords for all the services you're using. Ensuring that your password for each service differs makes it difficult for hackers.
Unique passwords are crucial for preventing "credential-stuffing" attacks, which happen when a hacker uses your compromised password, for example, from Facebook, to try to get into other well-known services you might use, such as Netflix or Spotify.
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At Involve, your privacy and security are our number one priority.
- Secure Login Features
- In-App Support
- Instant Push Notification each time money enters or leaves your account, so you can immediately spot any unauthorized transactions just in a few taps.
- Device Authorization
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