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Don’t trust all shopping apps

As a rule of thumb, you should never download apps that you’ve never heard of before. This is especially important when it comes to shopping apps, as they’ll eventually prompt you to provide your payment information. You can trust brands like Amazon and eBay, since they are well-known services that handle millions of transactions each […]

Keep your Netflix and Spotify updated

Cybercriminals tend to target out-of-date programs since they have less advanced security built into them. Netflix and Spotify are two of the hottest targets for hackers, who steal login information and sell it on the black market to those who don’t want to pay the full amount for an account. The longer you wait to […]

Use encrypted chat apps to share ultra-sensitive data

By hacking into Signaling System No. 7 (SS7), a system that connects mobile phone networks, cybercriminals may be able to see your locations, read your SMS messages and listen to your phone calls. If you’re planning on sharing highly private information, think about sending it through an encrypted chat app like Telegram or iMessage, so […]

Beware of Stalking Apps

The “stalking apps” or “stalkerware” – are spyware that secretly monitors another person’s smartphone. These apps can share information like call history, text messages, photos, GPS locations, and browser history without the user’s knowledge. Although this can be a useful tool, stalking apps can also be used maliciously. Smartphone users who suspect an illegitimate stalking […]

Set up multi-factor authentication on your banking app

Banking apps contain some of your most sensitive information. For that reason, it’s prudent to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for them. The options for the second factor will vary by app/bank, but usually include receiving a text code or phone call. 2FA ensures that someone can’t break into your account if they steal your password, […]

Keep tabs on your apps

Most connected appliances, toys, and devices are supported by a mobile application. Your mobile device could be filled with suspicious apps running in the background or using default permissions you never realized you approved—gathering your personal information without your knowledge while also putting your identity and privacy at risk. Check your app permissions and use […]