Some users may download something like a QR code scanner or camera app without realizing their smartphone has these apps and features pre-installed. While some of these other apps may be safe, a lot of them can be a front for malicious software. Installing them may lead to your data being stolen or a loss […]
A general rule of thumb is: “If it’s free, it’s probably too good to be true.” Hackers have been lacing game files with cryptomining malware that could steal your information and affect your computer’s performance. Be sure to only download files like games from reliable sources.
When you download a new app onto your phone, that program often requests access to the information on your device. If you deny access, you might be limited in what you can do on the app, or you might not even be able to use it at all. For this reason, you should use discretion […]
Avoid connecting your smartphone to any computer or charging station that you do not control, such as a charging station at an airport terminal or a shared computer at a library. Connecting a mobile device to a computer using a USB cable can allow software running on that computer to interact with the phone in […]
During the course of web browsing, you may find yourself implored by a popup ad to install something, often a piece of security software. A good rule of thumb here is to just avoid installing anything you didn’t go looking for. That will save you the trouble of downloading potentially risky software that won’t provide […]
Third-party applications may provide entertainment or functionality, but use caution when deciding which applications to enable. Avoid applications that seem suspicious, and modify your settings to limit the amount of information the applications can access.
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