Smartphones are highly technical and multifunctional and the funny part is that most users are not really aware of the fact that the capabilities of those Androids, Blackberry, i phones and so on exceeds the mere fun part.
There are different types of Malware and they are mostly used by cyber thieves with varying mission which may include hijacking a users address book or even tracking the user's location to facilitate a physical attack Therefore, to prevent your smartphone device from getting attacked by mobile malware, here are the 5 simple ways to prevent the attack. As you know, prevention is better than Cure :)
How To Protect Your Smartphone
- Always enable a passcode on your device ( make sure it is the one you can hardly forget) and always update the device as soon as there is a new update.
- Take your time to review Applications before downloading them and most especially double check the permissions to be granted e.g Applications that requires access to user's geo- location should be properly reviewed before downloading. Afterall, we all know the power of address and location in a world of Crime
- Get a very good anti-virus to prevent unauthorised internet connection.
- Avoid incessant rooting of your device to avoid exposing your device making it susceptible to attack
- Only download mail attachments from a trusted sender. Some attachments may contain malware waiting for you to do the downloading.
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