All users of mobile devices should understand the risks involved when using a mobile device. Any phone or tablet can be a threat to your Internet security. He who is forewarned is forearmed, so mobile device users with Internet access need to consider all potential threats and vulnerabilities. There is a significant difference when it comes to Internet security for desktop, home, or office computers and portable mobile devices. Experts name four main types of threats to Internet security of mobile devices, which mainly come from web-based applications, from the Internet, from intruders and the possibility of physical destruction.
Mobile security - the security of a mobile device and the information on it - has to be dealt with by each user individually. More than half of mobile device users don't have the slightest idea even about the existing security features. Can you imagine what easy prey for intruders they are? As the number of mobile device users and the uses of cell phones regularly grows, the types of threats and their impact will only increase over time.
Here are some tips on how to keep mobile devices secure.
Encrypting your phoneMost modern phones come with encryption software or have an auto-encryption feature that you can turn on. Use this trick for your own security.
Always protect your phone with a passwordUse passwords and, if possible, fingerprints. This way, if you lose your phone or it is stolen, the person in whose hands it ends up will not be able to easily access your personal information.
Turn off BluetoothIt's a good idea to turn off Bluetooth on your mobile device when it's not in use. In addition to reducing potential entry points, you'll also get significant battery usage savings.
Only download secure appsThe easiest method of introducing malicious hackers to your mobile device is by downloading apps. That's why we advise downloading apps only from trusted sources such as the Google Play App Store or iTunes App Store, and that's with the feedback of other users.
Download antivirusAntivirus serves to protect you from downloading malicious software. Yes, there are many such antivirus programs, including those for Android devices, you can get them from a number of sources.
Use VPN protectionVPN is a virtual private network. This technology uses software to encrypt data in your device before sending it on its wireless journey, and then sends the data packet through a digital "tunnel" that is very difficult to detect and nearly impossible to trace.
Modern VPN technology has recently become available to the mobile market. VPN connections provide the highest level of security, privacy and anonymity available on the Internet today. Of course, it's much easier to install and use a VPN on stationary devices: desktops, routers or laptops that are used in the same place. Mobile devices travel around the world with their owners, changing locations and IP addresses, so a mobile VPN must be adapted to all kinds of device movements and reliably perform the task of maintaining the integrity of the connection.