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The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

By tcavadias Staff ·
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.

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

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Good One and question

by esferasoft73 In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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.

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Best ways to secure your Android phone 2018

by richard trump In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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.

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Good advice

by Wentiont In reply to Best ways to secure your ...

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

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Thanks for the guide

by amybros2018 In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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

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thank you

by work271296 In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

thank for sharing this

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Avast Mobile Security

by dayelevatorandlift In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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

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Secrutiy is in your hands

by hutchinsa In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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.

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Security is my top concern

by stellakelly In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

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.

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The technology of android in smartphones in securing

by wwassim93 In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

The are several smartphones in the world with many platforms that exist, but android still on top of them by all the technology innovation and facilities that provide, in term of security and accessibility. We shouldn't forgot that android smartphones have many offers in the market like galaxy... which you can see here "" , that we can't find in many other platforms. That means that on terms of security and technology it should and it is the best, and people say specially htc ( you can see that here "" ).
for not taking much time, i suggest you look for that links and you will find what you are looking for.

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Ways with which you can secure your device.

by jamesmehraa In reply to The 10 best ways to secur ...

There are so many ways with which you can keep your device secure.
1. Do not use custom roms
They are very much un-secure as they are not released by Google. Even if your device does not get latest updates do not use custom roms.

2. Only use apps from the Google Play Store.
The vast majority of Android malware comes from the unreliable third-party application. Even if they are helpful they may not be secure. So only use apps that are available on google app store.

3. Use of device encryption.
To encrypt your device, go to Settings > Security > Encrypt Device and follow the prompts.

4. Use a Virtual Private Network.(VPN).
The best of these are: F-Secure Freedome VPN, KeepSolid VPN Unlimited, NordVPN, Private Internet Access, and TorGuard. What you don't want to do, no matter how tempted you may be, is to use a free VPN service. None of them work worth a darn.

5. Lock your phone.
What's the best way to lock your phone? Well, it's not sexy, but the good old PIN remains the safest way. Fingerprints, patterns, voice-recognition, iris scanning, etc. -- they're all more breakable. Just don't, for the sake of Android Oreo cookies, use 1-2-3-4, as your PIN.

6. Use anti-virus software
While Google Play Protect does a good job of protecting your phone, when it comes to malware protection I believe is using a belt and suspenders

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