Be wary of app permissions that don’t seem appropriate. If an app wants access to the information in your email accounts, for example, it may be trying to steal personal data. It can be tricky to know for sure if an app permission request is legitimate or not, so err on the side of caution […]
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 […]
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 – […]
Losing a device is never fun. Your losing an essential tool while also possibly putting your data at risk, too. Services like Find My iPhone for Apple and Total Defense Mobile Security for Androidprovide some recourse, since they allow you to remotely wipe the device, erasing its contents and settings so that no one else […]
Side-loading is the practice of downloading applications that have not been sanctioned by the operating system’s official app store. It’s ordinarily not worth the risk, as there’s no guarantee these apps have been scanned for malware. Best to only use the official channels.
Passcodes and facial recognition might not keep a thief out of your accounts, apps and personal media on a stolen phone. We highly recommend wiping the device entirely if you’re sure you can’t get it back. Here’s how to do so on Android: Visit android.com/find. Sign into your Google account associated with your phone’s main […]
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