Many people do not consider the security of their smartphones until it’s too late. In our previous blog, we began going over some measures you can take to protect your smartphone from scammers and hackers. In this blog, we will cover more ways you can add security to your smartphone.
Don’t use free WiFi networks
Open WiFi networks are a hotbed of hacking opportunities. Because you do not have to pay for it, it is easy for hackers to troll open WiFi networks for victims. Yes, they could do the same on a paid network, but because it is free, hackers are more likely to spend time on them. Use proprietary networks instead, or use a cellular connection.
Turn off Bluetooth
If you leave your Bluetooth on all the time, you leave your phone vulnerable to hackers, who can use the same methods the use to hack your phone through WiFi networks to get into your Bluetooth. Therefore, when you aren’t using Bluetooth, make sure to turn it off.
Be wary of unknown texts
If you receive a text message from an unknown number, particularly if it contains a link, you should be highly skeptical. If you receive a message of this kind, you can reply to it to see if you know the person, as scam texts usually reply with an error message in this case. However, even better would be to just delete the text message outright. Never give out your personal information to someone you don’t know.
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