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4 New Ways to Secure Smartphone from Hackers

IT News Nigeria has covered new phone owners can take to protect yourself against phone hacking that are simple and easy to apply. There are advanced methods to ensure that your phone is as secure as possible.

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Tips to avoid Hackers

Phone owners must adhere to importance tip if they must be able to seal their devices from all manners of hacking efforts.

1 Regularly update smartphone: Mobile devices are as secure as latest software and APPs. Out-of-date operating systems and APPs are very vulnerable to latest hacking tools. Sadly, a great number of phone owners would leave their phones for months without updates. They also do not see the need to buy enough data or connect to reliable WiFi to effect updates. It is worthy of note that most smartphones won’t activate updates without reliable internet access.

The solution is to connect phone to WiFi internet. In the absence of WiFi, adjust phone setting to enable updates via mobile date.

2. Change predictable default passcode: Phones generally come with simple, predictable default password like “1234,” “0000” and “2580”. Hackers take advantage of this vulnerabilities. It is strongly advised to change default codes to a personalized or customized ones.

Bluetooth: Avoid using unprotected Bluetooth networks and turn off your Bluetooth service when you aren’t using it.

3. Protect your PIN and Credit Card data. Use a protected app to store PIN numbers and credit cards, or better yet, don’t store them in your phone at all.

See also: Why secure Internet, confidence building vital to Digital Economy – NITDA Boss

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4 secure wifi links :Using wifi links which are not secure allows hackers to have a link to your phone. They can then start employing their tools of trade against your phone.

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