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Reassess your two-factor authentication before changing your phone number

If you ever want or need to change your phone number, be sure to check on your two-factor authentication (2FA) setups first. Many 2FA services use your phone number, meaning you might no longer get the needed texts or calls to access your accounts after changing. Use alternatives like authenticator apps or trusted devices instead […]

Is your Android AV software putting you at risk?

Android is the world’s most popular consumer operating system, powering billions of phones, tablets and other internet-connected devices. Since its earliest days, though, the OS has had a reputation for being less secure than its primary competitor, Apple iOS. The main reasons behind this perception have included the extensive permissions in the Android API that […]

Secure your mobile devices

Use strong passwords or touch ID features to lock your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out.

Enable fingerprint or facial scan technology for device authentication

Many devices now come with built-in fingerprint or facial scanners for authentication. These technologies are both more convenient and more secure than entering your PIN or password each time, so consider enabling them for the safest possible experience.

Consider turning off lock screen notifications

Lockscreen alerts are useful for conveying at-a-glance information. They’re also possibly risky if your device falls into the wrong hands, as they might give away sensitive details. You can either turn them off and stick to badges and the pull-down alert menu (available on both iOS and Android) or use a phone with facial recognition, […]

Know your options for remote device wipe

Losing a device is never fun. You lose an important tool while also potentially putting your data at risk, too. Services like Find My iPhone provide some recourse, since they allow you to remotely wipe the device, erasing all of its contents and settings so that no one else has access to them.