Friday, February 10, 2012

6 How to Secure Smartphone

Here are some tips:

1. Update OS
Vendors typically will issue an update of the operating system used smartphone output periodically. If there is an offer like this should be taken. For an update system will typically present with a number of repair or patch the gap (bugs) in the previous system.

OS updates are also often sweetened by the presence of the new features. But beware, you should be careful if you do an update, if you careless could crash the phone.

2. Security Software
I was so sophisticated, handheld devices like computers is now likened to a mini. As computers anyway, not a few malicious programs that target this communication tool.

So if you often store important files or frequently use cell phones to conduct financial transactions, it seems highly recommended to install the application security as a precaution.

3. Do Origin Clicking
Information theft (phishing) can also occur through the action of indiscriminate browsing on mobile phones. Mode used by the actors normally spread strange links that had been prepared behind the malicious program to trick the victim. The data can be stolen from the username and password to email credit card information.

A simple way to ensure that the site is safe or not is by looking at its URL address. Make sure the site is preceded by the word 'https' instead of 'http'. Standard 'https' is absolutely used to banking sites.

That is, if your favorite bank site to transact not begin with 'https' (there is no letter' s'it) should not enter any username or password, and avoid to trade there.

4. Applications of Trusted Sources
Do not be easily deceived by the tempting offer of an application, let alone from the source or manufacturer who is not trusted. The reason, might be ignorant developers who inject malicious programs on the application.

Step is easy, if you want a Facebook application, it lived up look of the site. So also with other applications, it is better to download from their official site.

5. Beware of WiFi Gratisan
WiFi access is now easily found in public places. Because free and located in the open, of course, so security is very risky. That means you have to minimize the activity of browsing, if you want safe.

What's transactions and online shopping, it could be people around you are being watched and infiltrated unnoticed in the midst of the transaction.

6. Supervise Application
Some applications typically require access to your personal data. As a user, it could not hurt you alert because the fear of data misuse. If you want to give, send a minimum. And if deemed excessive, you should uninstall the application.


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