Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cyber Security & You

Since evaluation of smartphones and tablets, we have created another identity for us in Virtual world. In this age of Facebook, your absence in virtual world is considered  un-social. As we constantly emerge to the online world, we are getting vulnerable to identity theft, personal information hacks, or just plain searchable by anyone in the world.

For instance, most of the mobile phone users don't even know what basic steps have to be followed to protect your mobile phone. If you happen to be one such user, here are some of the steps you can take to protect yourself and your smartphone/tablets:

1. Know your surroundings: Whenever unlocking your phone or looking at some private or sensitive information, look around to see if any one is looking over your shoulders.

2. Use Pin or Password: It seems so convenient not to lock your phone as you can check your message or make a call without any hassle. but if from a security and safety point, you put a password it will not be easy for a thief who may have stolen your phone.

3. Add Apps to locate, lock and erase phones data: There are lot of Apps which are available to locate or lock or erase your data remotely. Now a days, both IOS and Android operating systems have been provided with this feature.

4. Backup personal info: Again,  there are Apps available to back-up personal information or you can use inbuilt functionality of android and apple phones.

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