Should we care about the security of Android phones? Why not


Should we care about the security of Android phones Why not
Were you concerned about the security of the Android phone you are using now? Probably not. And if the indifference is eating you from the inside, or you're a cool person, start caring about the security of vulnerable electronic objects like your Android phone.

The reason is trivial. You do not know when your phone is lost, or your data is stolen due to malware that infiltrated through the app installed on your phone. Then we need to know there is no one hundred percent safe way to secure Android phones from thieves or hackers.

Fortunately, there are many ways to protect Android phones from common security threats that often arise and become a problem for most Android users. Just so you know how you can do it easily.

1.Detect and Clear Remote Mobile Data
This will greatly help people who lose the Android phone with lots of important data stored in it. Android has a nice feature called Android Device Manager that will help you track your phone and erase data in it - if you lose. But all this can be done only if you enable pair settings first.

Tap  Settings>  Google  >  Security. Arrive at Secure settings, check Allow remote lock and erase  and  remotely locate this device option

Once both are activated, you can know where your phone is after being stolen, with the note connected to the internet and the battery is still alive. If that is fulfilled, all the data in it can be removed - including the sensitive ones though.

2. Turn off the Unknown Source setting

There are many malicious Android apps, so you also need to protect your phone from such attacks.

Google has done a lot to ensure that apps on Google Play Store are safe from malware, but Google cannot do anything with apps downloaded from sites or coming from third parties.

So if you're not sure about apps coming from the third party, you should enable the settings by going to  Settings> Security. Then disable the Unknown Sources option. But you can still activate it if you want to install applications from reliable third party sources such as Amazon app store, for example.

3. Install Lock on your Phone

That is, always lock your Android with lock feature, which can be set in  Settings> Security> Screen Lock. You can install a screen lock using PIN or fingerprint (if your phone has one).

4. Update Always Your Phone

Not that you should buy a new phone every time a new product is released to the market. That is, Google or mobile phone vendors provide regular firmware updates that must be downloaded by the user. Updates that appear usually carry patches on the security holes that are in your current version of Android.

Most Android phones have an auto-notification feature that comes up when there's an OS update or something else. Then, you can do it manually by checking  Settings> About phone> System updates.

5. Turn on the save browsing feature in the browser

Have you ever received a notification in your Android browser, letting you know that your phone is running slowly and that you are prompted to install certain apps? If yes, then you should be suspicious. Usually, this is a sign of a phishing attack where hackers try to steal sensitive data on your phone.

The default Android browser, like Chrome, for example, comes with a Safe Browsing feature that can be activated in the menu buttons (three-point images) in the upper-right corner of Chrome. Tap the Settings> Privacy section in the menu provided, and make sure that you check the "Save Browsing" section.

That way, you can safely navigate using the Android browser.

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