Smartphones enable constant accessibility and are used in many ways. But they are also popular targets of hackers, because long ago it can take the smartphones with mini-computers, which in practice for both home users and self-employeda risk that should not be underestimated, Fortunately, there are several ways that Android and iOS devices can be secured.
Smartphones: curse and blessing at the same time. (Photo: Pixabay)
Thanks to modern technology and an increasing awareness of users, data on the smartphone can be fully protected. In the following, I have put together some tips for you from your own experience, with which you can share yoursMake your smartphone more securecan.
1. Security with fingerprint scanner, face recognition and PIN
Basically, you should not refrain from protecting your smartphone with a PIN, a fingerprint scanner, or face recognition. All three measures make it difficult for unauthorized persons to access your device. It is important to choose a PIN code that is not easy to crack.
Even safer than the PIN is the fingerprint scanner, which is now known for example by the iPhone. There are now many Android devices that work with a fingerprint scanner. The use of this scanner can be done without hesitation, because most of the fingerprints are stored only on the smartphone itself, the transfer to other services is not.
2. Setup the lock screen
It’s tempting to just read messages on a foreign display. In order to protect the personal messages, settings must be changed on the lock screen, because in fact, without appropriate adjustment, the messages are displayed completely here.
The adjustment is always made on the Android smartphone via the notification management. Via the point “All notifications” the appropriate function can be selected. This small setup costs little time, but protects, for example, the personal mails and WhatsApps safely.
3. Examine apps carefully before installation
One of the biggest threats to iPhones and Android smartphones continues to be the apps. Through apps, malicious code can quickly land on the smartphone, which is then difficult to get rid of. One of the biggest dangers is that sensitive data is tapped via the apps.
There are several ways you can protect yourself from it. You should always only on your smartphoneAppswhich are offered in the Google Play Store or Apple App Store. Basically, in the official app stores, the risk of installing such apps, significantly lower. For this it may be advisable to Webs Guide to the topicSecurity on the Internetto read.
In addition, the applications themselves should be thoroughly inspected before downloading. Special attention should be given here to the developer. Is this known and can background information be found on it? Especially unknown developers, about whom you can determine anything, you should enjoy with caution.
4. Switch off automatic updating
Another issue is automatic updates to apps that pose certain risks. Although this feature is convenient because the apps are kept up to date, malicious code can be dumped to any device with every update. Therefore, the automatic update should be turned off.
System updates should always be done manually. This allows, for example, once again to check whether the developers receive more access permissions when the software update has been installed.
5. Operating system must be up to date
Another point that lets users secure their own smartphone (and one that is often underestimated) is the up-to-dateness of the operating system. The developers of the operating systems regularly provide security patches that can be used to quickly close any security loopholes.
Such system updates should therefore be made as soon as possible. These updates are available for Android devices as well as for iPhones.