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Delete apps and programs you no longer use from your phone, tablet, and computer

Apps and programs often require special permissions to function, such as being able to access your camera or personal data. There’s no reason to have unused apps with special permissions from a security standpoint, so it’s best to delete any apps or programs you no longer use, just to be safe. Besides, many of these […]

Be careful what permissions you do give to apps because many are optional

Most of the time, an app doesn’t really need to know your location. It’s usually just for the sake of convenience so you don’t have to plug in your address manually. Still, it’s more secure to only give location access to apps that need it, so only give permissions to apps that you’re comfortable with […]

Be careful of malicious apps on smartphones

Apple and Google try to keep their app stores clean of malware, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Don’t download any apps that seem suspicious, and check the user reviews to make sure everyone’s experience with the app has been safe. Getting rid of bad apps on your smartphone can be exceedingly difficult once […]

Delete your ancient WhatsApp messages

Most of us can leave WhatsApp chats hanging around like a gallery no one ever visits. By periodically getting rid of the conversations, you don’t need to see or reference anymore, you’ll prevent any sensitive details from falling into the hands of a thief. They don’t even need to physically steal your phone either – […]

Avoid duplicating apps on your devices

So much information about our lives is stored in our devices that it can be easy to lose track of it all sometimes. This is especially true if you begin doubling up on apps that essentially do the same thing. If, for example, your phone already has a calendar app installed but you prefer Google […]

Beware of outdated apps

Software updates often level up your security to match the latest cyberthreats. Apps and programs that haven’t received an update in several months may be more vulnerable than you realize. Try to stay on top of your system requests, and delete apps that aren’t getting much support. You might experience glitches, crashes and failed tech […]