The smartphones are becoming common fellow users. But these real Swiss Army knife of technology there are more hidden dangers, especially if you have opted for the mobile operating system Android. Here are six tips to keep your smartphone safe from threats of smartphone virus or spams.
1. Install the official update. System upgrades and systems coming to Android or IOS not only possible to obtain new functionality for phones, but also receive significant safety improvements that can close some of the holes that takes advantage of cybercriminals. Normally these updates are performed by operators, so when they are available usually get SMS alerting on the availability. However, there are programs that help carry out the review and updating of the terminal.
2. Disconnect the connections when not in use. Normally, new smartphones have a list of available connections, including connection WiFi or Bluetooth. The advice is that the users should disconnect these connections when not in use to prevent hackers from accessing the terminal, and use passwords so that no one can easily get to the phone.
3. Check the user feedback. When installing an application, it is strongly recommended that you use the official stores (in Android many Trojans are circulating alternative shops) to prevent unwanted incursions. Still, there is still danger of infection, so a good yardstick for measuring the reliability of an app is the opinions of users about the program.
4. Do not use public connections. The problem of public connections is that many applications send data without encrypting it so that anyone with the help of special software can get to intercept the data. An application example of this type, which has also garnered a huge success, is the instant messaging application WhatsApp.
5. Make backups of your regular smartphone. Normally to make backups of your phone to take hold of a computer program that stores the data in the PC, but there are options to save the data on the MicroSD card on your smartphone.
6. Install an antivirus on your phone. This advice makes sense if your smartphone has the Android operating system installed. Other systems such as Windows Phone or iOS keep a tight grip on the core system, so that no security programs can have sufficient access. For Android there are several free alternatives that can make a good choice, and there are programs that can perform automatic deletion of data if there is a theft or loss of a smartphone.