If hackers trespass into your smartphones, they can send fake emails, fake alerts using your camera, and even control user activity. According to Denise DeRosa, founder of Cyber Sensible, if even a minute thing in your smartphone is not secured, it makes the device vulnerable to cyber attackers.
The basic problem is that your smartphones are connected to the central hub, where all the data is managed and regulated. If this is ever exposed, your complete digital information is at risk.
Regrettably, your smartphone is not safe from all these potential threats, and it is frightening.
But there’s no need to worry, follow these six simple steps to ensure the safety of your smartphone.
1. Create a secure password by using a set of random arrangements from different dictionaries.
Hackers have always used algorithms to predict the patterns of your password. Experts recommend having at least a 12 character password with capital letters and unique characters. In this way, hackers can never predict your password.
2. Avoid using the same password for different platforms.
The hacker can have access to all your accounts if you keep the same passwords. For instance, if you visit a malicious website and supply your login credentials, the hacker can steal it.
3. Update every smart device connected to your smartphone.
It can be an android tv, Alexa, or other smart devices.
Use a password manager to keep track of all your passwords.
Password managers are helping to keep all your passwords in one place, especially if you have various accounts, which is hard to remember.
4. Avoid giving privacy permissions to unnecessary apps.
Every app asks for access permission to user data, gallery, mic, location, and camera. But they don’t need all the agreements.
5. Always use 2 step verification, wherever possible.
It gives an additional layer of security as the user would then require both the passwords and verification through text, mail or smartphone.
6. Inform people having access to your account to follow these security measures too.
Google recommends to set up a family account where the user doesn’t need to share his password with other members.