Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Do's and don'ts for securing your Android

Here is a list of tips and some resources to help you secure your Android phone. The list may seem long and you may not be able to do all of these, but that is OK. No device or app can ever be 100% secure. Every step you take to lock down your smart phone and reduce your online footprint improves your defenses against attackers.

Do:

Don't:

  • Download apps outside of Google Play
  • Connect to unsecured Wi-Fi
  • Allow application installations from unknown sources (this is the default configuration in Settings)
  • Share too much on social media
Also, as with any computing device, be sure to keep your operating system updated (in Settings), as well as your apps 
(ensure your apps are set to auto-update over Wi-Fi in Google Play > Settings)

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