9 Mobile Security Procedure for Effective Security
Here are some of the mobile security procedures that need to be followed when you need to follow when you need to protect your mobile devices from security threats. Here are some of the steps that you need to follow when it comes to mobile security threats. Follow me as we look at this together in this article.
#1 Patch Platforms and applications
At times, software developers always rushed to release software without doing their homework very well. This at times always open software and applications to security attacks.
That is why most times, they always release patches to block the security loopholes. You need to make sure that you download these updates so that your applications can be patched up. This will also prevent hackers from having undue access to your devices.
#2 Mobile device theft
If there are one major security threats, that most mobile user has, it has to do with the issue of mobile phones theft. Many people Including me are so careless with our phones. I have got instances where I bought a new mobile phone and my friends will be saying ” I pray you will not lose this one too”.
It is not a bad thing to lose your mobile phone. You have to be careful that you are not losing important data when your mobile phones get stolen.
#3 Use power-on authentication
Another means of avoiding mobile devices from preventing devices from getting into the wrong hands is to make use of power-on authentication. There must be a way that you need to confirm that you are the true owner of the device. There are many of us that always failed device because we are not ready to inconvenience ourself. This even opens us to security attacks the more.
More so, we should not be too lazy when it comes to backing up your data. You have to choose to back up important data manually or automatically. I have seen students in their final year that lost their final year project to viruses. You can easily save a copy of such an important document to your email. “Avoid Had I Known ” next time.
#5 Use encryption
Encryption is a form of technology that makes it impossible for whoever hijacks data from sender to receiver to read meaning to such data. You have to make sure that you protect your data and prevent such sensitive data from falling into wrong hands. You must make sure that you are making use of technologies and data that can protect your data securely.
#6 Enable auto-lock feature
There is a need for you to enable the auto-lock feature on your device. It is expected that your device should lock itself when you are not using your device. This will prevent unauthorized access to your devices.
#7 Install only signed applications
You have to make sure that you install only signed applications. You have to make sure that you only install from Google Playstore and App Store. You must also ensure that you always scan applications before you start using such applications.
#8 Mobile Phone antivirus
There is a need for you to install a functional antivirus on your mobile phone. If you do not have an antivirus, viruses can wreak havoc on your devices. This can open your mobile devices to more dangerous attacks.
#9 Secure Bluetooth connectivity
I have talked more about Bluetooth connection in the past. You need to know that there are many attacks that can come from a careless Bluetooth connection. You need to ensure that you follow all precautionary measures when you are connecting to Bluetooth.
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