As we become more reliant on our mobile devices, it is crucial for us to use them safely. Mobile devices are a predominant target for cybercriminals as they can be accessed in a multitude of ways. However, there are various measures that can be taken to ensure your smartphones are protected from cyberattacks.
Creating Strong Passwords
Creating an effective password is pertinent in order to protect your device. Never leave your unlocked device unattended to prevent information theft. Each app and website accessed on your smartphone should have a separate and secure password.
Be Cautious When Connecting to Open WiFi Networks
Public or open WiFi networks can pose a threat to mobile devices so it is best to avoid them when possible. If there is no choice but to use an unprotected internet connection then it is important to download a VPN on your phone to secure it from hackers and keep your device hidden on public networks.
Only Install Apps From Reliable Platforms
There are a variety of platforms to choose from when downloading apps, but it is important to be selective and only download apps from reliable platforms. Apple App Store and Google Play are trusted sources when it comes to installing apps.
Be Cautious When Opening Websites and Apps
There are millions of apps available for free download. We understand that it can be difficult to determine which apps and websites do not pose a threat to your device’s security. Never engage with suspicious apps or websites, avoid clicking links that you are unsure of, and be cautious of the information that you are sharing on websites and apps.
Use Applications To Prevent Loss or Theft
We understand mobile devices are easily misplaced. Find my iPhone by Apple and the Android Device Manager are great tools to prevent loss or theft of smartphones.
These tips can allow for safer mobile device usage. We understand that as smartphone usage becomes more prevalent, so do cyberattacks. It is important to take any measures possible to prevent your mobile device from being targeted by cybercriminals.
If you would like to discuss cybersecurity for mobile devices in greater detail, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or ask about it during your next technical business review with the customer success team.