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Use a passcode to encrypt your Android device

The Android operating system has certainly not had the same reputation for security as iOS or desktop systems. Of course, that does not imply it lacks any useful protections, though. On many devices, you can first set up a PIN and then go to Security -> Settings and enable the Encrypt Phone option. Please note […]

Audit app permissions

For apps that you haven’t used in a long time — or some of the ones that came preinstalled on your device — you may not have ever looked at what permissions have been allowed. It’s worth taking some to check through these to make sure you’re not giving away too much of your personal […]

Stay away from unofficial Android app stores

Android devices afford extensive flexibility in how you may download software. In addition to official stores run by Google and OEMs like Samsung, there are third-party stores offering many apps that never undertook any security screening. It’s best to use to the main options to avoid installing malicious Android applications.

10 Steps to Smartphone Security for Android

Android is the most popular consumer computer operating system (OS) in the world. Although it has a reputation for being less safe than its main competitor, Apple’s iOS, there are steps most people can take to sharply reduce the risk to their devices and data. Let’s look at ten things you can do as an […]

How to disable in-app purchases

The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]

Enable the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your phone

Some phones come with a feature called “Do Not Disturb,” which sends all calls from people who are not saved to your contacts directly to voicemail. This can save you from answering the phone when a scammer calls and getting swindled out of personal information. Just remember to frequently empty your voicemail inbox so you […]