Sometimes, software can be installed on your phone or computer without your knowledge. It’s a good habit to occasionally check the list of apps installed on your devices and make sure you recognize everything on there. If you see something that looks unfamiliar or you no longer use, uninstall it. Be sure to check the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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