- Use strong passwords and bio-metrics.
If your phone supports fingerprint and face recognition, then use it well. Especially if you have sensitive information about your company or other people. I know by experience that face recognition can be flawed sometimes.
More reason why you should check your security options often. Now on passwords, you should know that a combination of capital letters, small letters, 24 letter words or more, uncommon words, numbers and special characters ([email protected]#$%^&*()) are more secure.
If you’re not good at remembering multiple passwords just use a password manager.
- Ensure Public or Free Wi-Fi is protected.
When you see a free Wi-Fi, be careful before connecting to it because free can be costly soon. What am I talking about? This is about the fact that anybody on the free network is indirectly connected to your device even if the users are not aware.
A black hat can easily snoop into your devices and get passwords, documents and usernames of your online accounts and if they are lucky (for them) they can get your complete or incomplete bank details. To secure your devices on free Wi-Fi, use applications that protect your connection. To be secure, switch off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use.
- Utilize the use of VPN.
VPN is a Virtual Private Network (VPN) that helps you to connect to a network securely without prying eyes touching your devices. You can use a VPN to connect to a Public/free network without worrying about someone tracking you through your device. It’s also very good when you are accessing a suspicious or a less secure website.
- Encrypt your Phone/Device.
Encrypting your device is pretty easy these days as it comes with most phones in your settings. You should set a password or code, use method from step 1. In case of theft, the person will not be able to access your device or even your data.
This is different from passwords. A password is a key into your devices and there are ways to pass that step but an encryption is like you adding a password to every tiny bit of data on your device. Encryption may take time depending on the data and how large it is on the device.
- Install an antivirus software.
Antivirus software is very good in protecting your devices from passive and active dangers. I advise that you use trusted devices. You can search for ‘’best antivirus for 2020’’ on Google or any search engine you use.
Even though to get full package of trusted an antivirus, you have to pay but it’s worth it. To get a detailed look on which antivirus to use you have to check out AV Test.
After you check the list of antivirus software and company, choose among the best that is suitable for you, comfortable and easy for you to use.
- Update to the latest software.
Make it a habit of updating your devices and applications, because there may be bugs in the old software and the update is to fix it.
- Use trusted applications from trusted sources.
- Update your antivirus regularly.
- Remember to log out from accounts when done with them.
All these and more will be talked upon in the coming weeks. If you have questions you can ask in the comment section below or if you want to add something feel free to do that.
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