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Know the dangers of contactless payment methods

Contactless payment refers to using your smartphone, smartwatch or other wearables to make digital payments in lieu of physical tender. This can be a great convenience for people that prefer to leave their wallet at home, but also spells a great danger if your device falls into the wrong hands – especially if you’re using […]

Revisit your smartphone privacy settings every once in a while

When you set up a new phone or download an app, it’s easy to get in the habit of approving every prompt that flashes across the screen. These prompts are often asking you for permission to access personal information, such as your location. It’s a good idea to go back into your settings and purge […]

Never “jailbreak” or “root” your smartphone

You may have heard of jailbreaking. It’s the practice of removing a device’s restricted mode of operation, thus giving the user access to all of the operating system’s features. While this enables greater third-party access, it also strips away all of the safety and security measures put in place by the manufacturer. Jailbreaking turns your […]

If you notice these strange symptoms, your phone may have been hacked

Although more malware attacks happen to Android users, both Android and iPhone users can be hacked. Common signs include: A noticeably sluggish performance with frequent freezing Strange pop-up alerts Outgoing calls and texts you haven’t sent Poor battery life Use a product like Total Defense Mobile Security software to increase your protection from mobile malware […]

Sign into your preferred media apps using your smartphone

If you’re using your smart TV to view media, whether it’s watching videos on YouTube, or listening to music on Spotify, try to make it a point to sign into these apps on your smartphone. They’ll often allow you to register your smart TV by following the link on the screen in your smartphone’s browser. […]

Enable the “Do Not Disturb” feature on your phone

Some phones come with a feature called “Do Not Disturb,” which sends all calls from people who are not saved to your contacts directly to voicemail. This can save you from answering the phone when a scammer calls and getting swindled out of personal information. Just remember to frequently empty your voicemail inbox so you […]