How to Secure Your Android Phone
Only buy the ones that release patches
LG, Motorola, HTC, Sony, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Samsung. Samsung is the worst about updates
Lock your phone
Use a 6 pin passcode. More secure than patterns, voice-recognition, iris scanning and fingerprints
Use Two-factor authentication
Stay safe online and always use two-factor authentication. Here is an article we wrote about two-factor authentication
Only use apps from the google play store
The vast majority of Android malware comes from apps not gotten from the google play store
Use a Virtual Private Network
When using a public network it’s safer that way
Use a password manager
When comes to passwords you have options. 1 is to use the same passwords for everything, bad idea.
- Create original passwords for each account and store them on paper
- You can try to memorize all your custom passwords, but you will probably forget a few.
- Do the sensible thing and use a password manager
Use anti-virus software
The best mobile anti-virus is Avast
Turn off connections
When you not using Bluetooth or WIFI turn them off. It saves battery life and reduces ways for criminals to access your phone.
Until Next Time
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This post was written by Karen