Update Your Phone And Apps

Just like you update your computer, you need to update your phone. Developers constantly update security patches. Like you, they want to stay ahead of the threats.

Lock Your Phone

Every smartphone comes with a bevy of security options to keep people out - except for you. Whether you use a passcode (the more complicated the password or PIN, the better) or biometrics (fingerprint or face recognition), you need to use something.

Avoid Public WiFi

Just as you wouldn't connect your laptop or tablet to unsecured public WiFi, you shouldn't connect your phone. If given the chance, hackers can and will try to access your phone and sensitive data. Consider using a VPN if you need to access public networks.

Digital Trends, Nov. 23, 2019