Essential Tips for Your Smartphone Security
IUSIFY uses the internal storage of the user’s smartphone to store the data that it enters into the application. This means that we do not have access to the confidential information that you enter in IUSIFY. By the same logic, if there is an attack on our infrastructure and a data breach occurs, none of that information is accessible by the attacker.
We are continuously working on developing security solutions that allow you to increase your security levels.
It is impossible for us to control all the security, namely, what concerns your device and the way you use it.
Here are some tips on how to protect your phone
1) Use Password/PIN for your Phone
This is one of the most overlooked aspects of every smartphone user. If you do not have any access protection, then you lose a few important data. Though the pattern lock is okay, it not completely safe at all. Because the trails from your finger swipe are vulnerable to attacks and data loss.
Using a strong password is the best way to protect your smartphone device.
2) Automatic locking system
Setting up password-protection is not enough for your phone. All the smartphones have the facility to lock by itself if it remains inactive for a longer time.
Lock your smartphone by choosing a comfortable time when it’s inactive. Choose a time between 5-10 minutes to lock your phone during intervals.
3) Pick a security software
Since your smartphone is a handheld computer, you need to have smart protection for your smartphone. Google Play Store or Apple Store lets you pick the best protection for your phone. Look for security apps that provide data protection, malware protection, prevent data wiping, and acts as a security advisor for your smartphone. This will thwart any security risks and hacks for your smartphone.
Selecting anti-virus software like McAfee or Quick Heal will enable better protection in securing your organization’s smartphone and tablets.
4) Always download apps from reliable sources
With the continuous rising of security threats, the Apple Store and Google Play are considering security issues seriously. The apps are verified carefully before their release into the platform. If any app has any security threats, then that app goes withdrawn from the Google Play Store and Apple Store.
You need to go through the review carefully before installing the app. User reviews will help you choose the right app for your smartphone. You will also get to know the pros and cons of any apps while installing.
5) Review Apps Permission
You need to check the app permissions before installing them. Sometimes, few apps may need permission to go through your contact list. You need to treat them cautiously before installing these kinds of apps.
6) Always check for system updates
Updating your smartphone regularly protects your smartphone against data theft and potential risks. Hence, it is very crucial to update and install from time to time.
Updating your OS offer ensures that you are not missing on the important security patches from your smartphone’s manufacturer.
7) Review carefully every email link and text messages
Since most of the smartphones have an email facility, you need to check these links before proceeding. These links may lead you to click a phishing website or scams. Even dodgy text messages may lead you to show a few personal data from your smartphone.
You need to verify the reliability of each text message before replying to them.
8) Smartphone Encryption
Protecting your smartphone with a password is not enough these days. A person can still steal your personal information by plugging your device into a computer. He may even steal your contact list, personal data, and even your important notes from your smartphone. Having encryption for your smartphone can restrict such activities for your smartphone.
9) Switch off your W-Fi connectivity
While connecting to Wi-Fi is beneficial for your smartphone, it makes your smartphone vulnerable to gain access to hackers. Using a wireless network continually may show your location and lead you to data theft. So, you need to have proper data encryption and not let your smartphone connect to these wireless networks.
Hence, you need to erase these networks from your smartphone when they are not in use. This will minimize data leakage. Configuring your phone’s network to some specific places will make sure better protection against data theft and improper activities.
10) Switch off NFC and Bluetooth when inactive
NFC (Near Field Communications) and Bluetooth are excellent modes of connectivity that make you use your wireless accessories in minutes. These connectivity methods also allow you to make payments within a blink of an eye.
These modern-day connectivity facilities also open the gate for hackers and data thieves to gain access to your smartphone. You should switch Bluetooth and NFC when they are not in use so that your device is not discoverable. You also need to check when you are pairing against unknown devices. You should not accept a request from unknown users.