Keeping Your Smartphone Safe from a Hacking
Most of us the smartphone as an integral part of our lives. A person can hack your phone and get access to all the sensitive details which your phone contains. Not only does the phone serve as a medium for communication buts also has various other uses and applications. From banking to payments to booking tickets, everything is possible through a smartphone. But with all these benefits also comes the risk of privacy intrusion and smartphone hack. It becomes even more important for you to keep your phone safe from these hacking attempts. We will look at some of the measures you can take to keep your phones safe.
- Use strong passwords: Whenever you create an account on some site, there are certain password requirements that you need to fulfill. Always adhere to those guidelines while setting the password so that it becomes harder for a hacker to break into your account. The general requirements for a good password are that it should be about 15 to 20 characters, should have a mix of uppercase and lowercase characters, and also should have some numbers and symbols.
- Don’t click on unknown links in your email: Phishing emails are a popular form of deceiving people. These mails look pretty genuine in nature but contain malicious links in them. The mail also contains content that can lure a person to click on the link. Try to be aware of such emails by looking at the source. If the source looks dodgy then it may be an attempt to hack your device.
- Avoid free Wi-Fi connections: At many public places such as airports, railway stations, and other tourist spots, there may be a free for all Wi-Fi connection. If the provider is not a trusted one, then there may be a chance that when you connect to this Wi-Fi, your phone could subject to a hack. It is best that you first check the Wi-Fi connection and then maybe connect to it.
- Don’t use unknown USB ports: At many places, you will find charging points that will make use of a USB cable. When you connect this cable to your phone, there is a risk that hackers can transfer your data and also install some kind of malware in your device. It is best that you first check whether the connection is safe and then make use of it.
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