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    The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

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    by Tammy.Cavadias ·

    Malware makers, phishers, they really are all out to get you. ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols outlines the top 10 ways to keep you and your Android device safe from attackers. Many of these are pretty simple, but security is really more about doing safe things every time than fancy complicated security tricks.

    [b][i]How do you keep your Android phone safe from Malware makers and phishers? Share your top tips in the comments below.[/i][/b]

    Read Full ZDNet Article [url=”http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-ten-best-ways-to-secure-your-android-phone/#ftag=TRC-03-10aaa5c”%5D The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone[/url]

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    • #2447500

      Good One and question

      by esferasoft73 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I know most of the tactics earlier, can you tell me, how can we find that somebody has hacked a phone or chasing us, like keeping an eye on our cell activities, like call logs etc.

    • #2448073

      Best ways to secure your Android phone 2018

      by richard trump ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      It’s very important to secure your Android phone from cyber attacks.
      Here’s how you can keep your Android phone secure:
      1. Lock your phone.
      2. Download Apps only from Google Play store.
      3. Use Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and Avoid Free Wifi
      4. Use Antivirus.
      5. Keep your phone updated.
      6. Uninstall Apps which you don’t use and let android scan Apps.
      7. Turn off Connections if not in use.

      • #2420383

        Good advice

        by wentiont ·

        In reply to Best ways to secure your Android phone 2018

        I take all this measures. I think, they are very helpful even though seems easy and common

      • #2421309

        does applications fetch our data

        by john cater ·

        In reply to Best ways to secure your Android phone 2018

        Thank you for sharing the information, but i have one question also, are the android applications on the play store also collects our mobile data ?

      • #2895741

        Secure android Phone- missing point

        by shivampdmp ·

        In reply to Best ways to secure your Android phone 2018

        Thank you for Sharing this knowledge with us.
        One Point u missed
        1. Do not install torrent in phone and in laptop also. If u want to secure your phone from hacker.

        2. Don’t download movies from UN-trusted website.

    • #2448014

      Thanks for the guide

      by amybros2018 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Awesome guide for android mobile security. Thanks for such informative article.

    • #2447946

      thank you

      by work271296 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      thank for sharing this

    • #2447936

      Avast Mobile Security

      by paulandersonday ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Avast Mobile Security seems to be a good app in keeping malware away. Try it out.

    • #2447923

      Secrutiy is in your hands

      by hutchinsa ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I’ve really noticed that as long as you are careful (install reputable apps, ignore ads, and stay mindful about random links), you can keep the device safe without security apps. Of course, taking every possible security measure is wise for those who are less experienced.

    • #2447484

      Security is my top concern

      by stellakelly ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I read the article at Zednet. It is concern for everyone to secure the smartphone. i like the two way authentication and remove the apps from Smartphone which are not used generally. I always install the apps from the google play store. These are best tops for everyone to secure the Android phone.

    • #2420313

      Good question

      by emilyyyjohns ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I know it is bad, but I do not do anything. Should really consider installing an anti-virus.

    • #2420293

      Best way For Securing your android apps

      by ethanroot007 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1. Avoid dodgy public Wi-Fi networks
      Smartphones and tablets are mobile devices, which means we are as likely to use them in a cafe or pub as we are our own homes. Provided free Wi-Fi is available, of course. Just don’t fall into the trap of jumping on to an unsecured wireless network just so you can take advantage of a free internet connection when out and about – whoever is providing that ‘free’ internet connection may be taking a great deal more from you in return.
      Open Wi-Fi hotspots are incredibly useful when you’re out and about and need to get online, but they aren’t always safe. Security company Wandera examined 100,000 corporate mobile phones and found that 24 percent were regularly using insecure open Wi-Fi networks. It also found that 4 percent of these devices came into contact with a man-in-the-middle attack in November 2017.
      The security company advises that if you must use an open Wi-Fi network, don’t pay any bills or make any transactions, use a VPN if possible, install a security app that can detect dodgy websites and insecure hotspots, and disable automatic connection to open Wi-Fi networks.
      2. Set a screen lock
      Setting up a screen lock is the simplest way to protect Android when your phone or tablet falls into the wrong hands. These days you can set a PIN lock, pattern lock, password lock and, if your device supports it, a fingerprint or eye scanner lock. It’s so easy to do you really have no excuse. Head to Settings > Security > Screen lock to get started.
      3. Lock individual apps & media
      You can add an extra layer of protection to your apps by locking down those you really wouldn’t want to get into the wrong hands with an app such as App Lock. Not only does this let you toggle on and off a PIN lock for individual apps such as Facebook and Gmail, but it has a secure fault for hiding photos and video that shouldn’t be seen by prying eyes. Also see: How to password-protect Android apps.
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      4. Keep Android & apps up-to-date
      Android- and app updates don’t just bring new features, but also bug fixes and patches to security vulnerabilities. You should ensure your apps are set to auto-update over Wi-Fi in Google Play’s Settings > General > Auto-update apps menu.

    • #2420242

      Chinese ****

      by albertswiley ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      My first smartphone was from a Chinese brand. Forgot the name. However, most of the brands are Chinese now, lol.

      I updated the OS and it is dead now. My cousin used to play with that ****. He is our future scientist. I have bookmarked your article. Would love to read later.

      Using one plus 5t right now. And I am loving it. I have never thought about the securing my smartphone. Now, this is something I should learn and apply.

      Thank you community.

    • #2421137

      Update

      by alice samanta ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Best way to secure your phone by updating it frequently and avoid visiting suspicious websites.

    • #2895410

      Appreciated

      by louiscoleman ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Thank you for this guide! i will now try to be even more careful as before though I have my VPN with me all time when accessing on the internet. After all, to be sure is the best thing to do.

    • #2895324

      10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      by json2500 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      All of these securities are things I have done for my phone and see how does someone hack into your phone, enabling mirroring? And, how can I stop it or reverse it? These security ways are really provided good information. Thank’s for sharing these ways with us.

    • #2894513

      Safety does not exist

      by brianoates ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Where and whatever you did – you always will dint being in a network. And if to take into account such applications, as http://phonyspy.com/ , that simply watch all your information – so better in general to use dove-like mail

    • #2447782

      Protect your phone

      by mariannagornaya ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I always buy an antivirus on my phone.

    • #2447763

      android

      by tedbaker1 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I would like to add that to preserve battery life it’s better to disable location services.

    • #2447704

      Some data is more valuable than others, but all of it is worth protecting.

      by faction tech ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Google, Apple, and Microsoft have great tools for managing your online security. Some implementations may be technically better than others, but you can be reasonably sure that your data — both on the phone and in the cloud — is safe. If you need more reassurance or have different needs, third-party companies are available that work with the big three to provide enterprise-grade security assurances. No method is 100% secure, and ways to get around it are found regularly, then patched quickly so the cycle can repeat. But these methods are usually complicated and very time-consuming and rarely widespread.

      This means you are the weakest link in any chain of security. If you want to keep your data — or your company’s — secured, you need to force someone to use these complicated, time-consuming methods if they wanted to get into your phone. Secure data needs to be difficult to obtain and difficult to decipher if someone does get ahold of it. With Android, there are several things you can do to make someone have to work really hard to get your data — hopefully so hard that they don’t bother trying.

    • #2894934

      Superb

      by alice samanta ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Thanks for sharing.

    • #2894873

      Great Thread!

      by tony_123 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I got very valuable information through this thread. You guys doing great.

    • #2894818

      tips to keep your android secure

      by asamits765 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1. Encrypt your device. …
      2. Check App Permissions.
      3. Use Android’s built-in lock features.
      4. Set up the Android Device Manager.
      5. Store important data in internal storage.
      6. Secure your network.
      7. Stay wary of unknown WiFi networks.
      8. Don’t install apps from unknown sources
      9. Keep your device updated.
      10. Backup your device.

    • #2894805

      block importing from unknown resources.

      by ethanroot007 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      keep your unknown resources block. Go for system update regularly

    • #2894795

      Install Mobile Antivirus

      by ethanroot007 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      For keeping your mobile secure from malware you should download mobile antivirus from online. It will keep your mobile clean and updated

    • #2894785

      Amazing

      by oliviaclark684 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Amazingly written guide it is. Well Done!!!

    • #2894706

      Android phone secure

      by jibon232425 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Thank you so much for your post. Like your post a lot.

    • #2447156

      The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      by diya50019 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Here are the best ways to secure an Android phone.

      1) Only buy smartphones from vendors who release Android patches quickly.
      2) Lock your phone.
      3) Use two-factor authentication.
      4) Only use apps from the Google Play Store.
      5) Use device encryption.
      6) Use a Virtual Private Network.
      7) Password management.
      8) Use anti-virus software.
      9) Turn off connections when you don’t need them.
      10) If you don’t use an app, uninstall it.

      I hope you got the answer…

    • #2447108

      I follow these rules to keep my smartphone secure

      by jenny1dcosta ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1) Don’t use public Wi-Fi unless very much needed
      2) Never make money transactions while on public Wi-Fi connectivity.
      3) Do not click on Ads that looks suspicious
      4) Use antivirus
      5) Keep Bluetooth connectivity off when not in use

    • #2421176

      secure android phone

      by asamits765 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Thanks for this useful information. It will be of so much help.

    • #2447348

      The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      by bingo77785 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Thank you. I found this information very useful.

    • #2420897

      Securing smarphones

      by nupur64vaidya ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I really liked your source, it was up-to the point and was very helpful.

      Thanks.

    • #2895046

      keep your Android phone safe

      by mandarinpetro ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1st of all I’m using Gmail to secure my mail didn’t follow links from an unknown message and didn’t use general wifi and use last version of os security update

      • #2895019

        keep your Android phone safe

        by mandarinpetro ·

        In reply to keep your Android phone safe

        also, you can use VPN proxy services and didn’t use antiviruses on smartphones or tablets

    • #2895002

      Good Information

      by wilsondavidfinn1995 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I Am not using the most Apps in my mobile. Its Better to uninstall. Great Information to keep our mobiles secure from hackers.

    • #2895003

      Good Information

      by wilsondavidfinn1995 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      I Am not using the most Apps in my mobile. Its Better to uninstall. Great Information to keep our mobiles secure from hackers.

    • #2894991

      secure Android phone

      by cgarrison812 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      Here’s how i keep my Android phone secure:
      1. download apps only from google store.
      2. use Antivirus.
      3. keep phone updated.
      4. turn off connections if not in use.

    • #2895740

      Best way to secure your smartphone

      by arunmauryadmp ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1) Safe use of an internet
      2) Never download an application from unknown resources.

    • #2895650

      Best ways to secure your android phones

      by palakbisht011 ·

      In reply to The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

      1. Use a secure screen lock
      2.Encrypt all your data and do two-factor authentication.
      3. Know what you are tapping on.
      4.Install only trustable application.
      5.Update your phone and apps on regular basis.
      6.Use only trusted apps.
      7.Disable unknown soucrces and developer mode.
      8.Turn off wifi and bluetooth when you are not using them.
      9.Use your built in android VPN configuration
      10.Block adds,tacking,malware…

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