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Only install mobile apps from reputable sources

Jailbreaking, installing apps from unknown sources, and other workarounds that allow free access to paid apps and games can be tempting, but can create large security gaps that allow malware to infect your phone, leaving your personal information at risk.

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Cybercriminals tend to target out-of-date programs since they have less advanced security built into them.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 […]

Pay attention to permission requests from recently installed mobile apps

Cybercriminals can use mobile apps to infect your device with malware and gain access to your private data. When you download a new application, never give it access to other apps unless it’s absolutely necessary. If you download a new iPhone game, for example, don’t accept its request for access to your photos or location.

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 […]

Install security apps that enable remote location and wiping

An important security feature widely available on smartphones, either by default or as an app, is the ability to remotely locate and erase all of the data stored on your phone, even if the phone’s GPS is off. In the case that you misplace your phone, some applications can activate a loud alarm, even if […]