7 top tips for smartphone security

We’ve put together some tips to help keep your device as secure as possible.

We regularly see news about ways our personal information has been compromised after a data breach -- and apps can be part of the problem. Apps have been unmasked as malware, used to commit click fraud or to sell your data to third parties in recent years. We’ve put together some tips to help keep your device as secure as possible.

1. Weather applications :

Almost all smartphones have a weather application, and in some of these applications, anonymous developers hide Trojan horses to retrieve, for example, the credit card numbers of some users. If you really want to find out about the weather, check out official apps or use your Internet browser ...

2. Anti-virus :

We tend to want to protect ourselves from attacks with antivirus. However, hackers are very clever and sometimes hide Trojan horses in their applications called "antivirus." So, as for meteorological applications, download the official ones or those coming from known suppliers.

3. Defragmentation applications :

Smartphones that do not have a hard drive, having an application like this does not make sense. The only thing these applications do is to analyze the space occupied by each program. In addition, hackers use these to, of course, introduce Trojans into the devices. Therefore, be very vigilant!

4. Cleaning applications :

These applications eliminate unused software or automatically generated archives in the background. In the end, the only thing deleted is the storage memory of recently processed data. In addition to taking up too much space and consuming the battery, these applications slow down smartphones ... Useless, therefore!

5. Applications to increase storage :

These applications do the same thing as cleaning apps. So, they do not really serve much ... see you!

6. The lie detectors :

It's technically possible, however, smartphones do not have biometric sensors (like those found in lie detectors) that measure blood pressure, pulse or respiration. This kind of applications is not reliable. It is a loss of space on the phone and a risk for personal data. To avoid !

7. Facebook :

Apart from the use of personal data, the Facebook application does not really represent a danger in itself. However, it is proven that the latter slows down the phone and consumes a lot of battery. Some users prefer to surf on Facebook from the browser. One way to save space on the phone as well as the battery.


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7 top tips for smartphone security
We’ve put together some tips to help keep your device as secure as possible.
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