Cyber security is the buzzword of today. As per recent reports, the year 2013 will see a greater need to secure mobile devices and tablets from security breaches. The world has become a global village owing to the internet and easy access to data and information on the web space. Today’s mobile device and tablet has a similar functionality that of a computer system. Also, people do trade and transactions through the mobile apps available worldwide.
Is there a concern here? Yes. Simply because cyberspace has been spread to mobile devices and tablets and security is no more restricted to computer systems. It has become ‘the most’ important task for an individual to secure his/her mobile devices from unwanted cyber attacks.
The more you use your mobile or tablet device, the more security you need for your device. Due to increasing number of mobile and tablet usage, cyber criminals are paying more attention to mobiles users. So, it is very important to secure your mobile devices and prevent it from any unwanted attacks. To tap the maximum benefits and for uninterrupted secure usage of your mobile and tablet devices, go through these five mobile and tablet security tips.
Security risks, threats and malwares are increasing day by day. So, it is very important to update the software of your device. Updates make your software more secure to use on your device. You can update your software through internet. So, Update your software and operating system on a regular basis. It is essential to keep your tablet and mobile devices secure against Zero Day exploits and threats.
It is very important to set a very strong password for your device. A simple password can be hacked. So, set a strong password and passcodes by using special characters, lower & upper case letters and numeric in your password. Always lock your device for better security so that in case of loosing your device, if someone tries to unlock your device, three numerous attempts to enter a password will automatically delete all the data on your phone and thus you can prevent your device from any kind of invasion.
Remember to download apps only from trusted and verified sources like Google play, Amazone app store etc. Security is very important while downloading apps on your device. Please check if the app you are downloading has no infected files or malware.
It is also very important to use your Bluetooth and WI-Fi very safely specially on public networks. On public networks, your important data can be compromised with others. Always disable your Bluetooth and turn off your Wi-Fi whenever you are not using it. We will also suggest you to switch Bluetooth to hidden mode. Use extra caution and be very careful while you are performing transitions on public network. Check if you a secure connection or not.
Viruses, malwares, and hacking are some issues that are increasing day by day and becoming an issue for mobile and tablets. Download a good anti-virus software for your device to help prevent infections, viruses and malwares. The majority of anti-virus software vendors provide mobile security software and apps. You should consider installing the best security app for your device to prevent it from unwanted attacks.