Security resolutions suggested by Symantec – Online security continued to be a major concern for Internet and smartphone users worldwide. Despite new security efforts, cyber attackers continued to research methods for accessing their personal information. Symantec has published an inventory of resolutions that can help people keep their information and devices more secure this year.
1. Don’t leave your devices unattended in public
It only takes a few seconds for someone to use an open device to collect login information and copy passwords. Someone can even send emails with your official ID, so lock the screen even if you are away from the device for a short period of time. Nothing will be more embarrassing than sending spam to your business contacts.
2. Put a password on it
This is an important way to prevent unauthorized access, but many people use passwords that are easy and easy to guess. Also, configure your device to lock automatically after a period of time. Do not write passwords; commit them to memory.
3. Install mobile anti-malware on your device
This may seem pointless, as most people do not understand that mobile devices are equally exposed to viruses, spyware, malware and many others. like PC. 57% of users are unaware that there are security options for mobile devices, while 63% experienced some form of mobile cybercrime last year, according to Norton Report 2013. As mobile devices become the fastest growing target for cybercriminals – with sophisticated attacks like ransomware, identity theft and spear-phishing coming true. Therefore, it is mandatory that you only install antimalware security that establishes a security perimeter around your device – to detect current and emerging mobile threats and keep your software up to date. That way, no matter what the bad guys use, you can keep your data and devices protected. Choose a reliable product to do this job.
4. Back up your data
Most of us have first-hand experience or have heard of someone who has had their mobile device stolen, or their account blocked, preventing them from losing their information, such as contacts, pictures, music playlists, and so on. One option to avoid these disappointments is to back up your information regularly. It is relatively simple to do, and many devices have the ability to back up information wirelessly, so you can quickly restore the information on your device if the information is lost or accidentally deleted. For those who lose their device, you must be able to steal the information from the phone and retrieve the information on another device.
5. Examine an app’s reputation before downloading
Buy and download apps from trusted app markets after reading some reviews and ratings. While applications request many resources to enter your device, many users do not look at these permissions carefully. This allows developers of malicious applications to influence users to grant useless permissions – accessing their establishment, contacts, gallery, location, etc. Be aware of the implications before granting access.
6. Examine Wi-Fi access points and Bluetooth devices before connecting
Do not allow automatic connections. Some mobile devices are configured as much as they automatically join available Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices. Disabling this selection will prevent the phone from connecting and transmitting data without your information. Take over control!
7. Keep a tab on who has access to your device
The way families connect to the Internet has changed considerably recently. Users who use their devices for private and professional purposes must be well aware of who everyone has access to their devices. In response to Norton Report 2013, 66% of consumers use their personal device to work and play. Whereas 51% of parents let their children play, download and store on their work device. Such practices should be avoided. Remember that security must pay attention to information – not just the device.
Originally posted 2020-02-25 21:51:25.