How to Secure Android Mobile Phones from Getting Hacked

Written by janvi

cybersecurity blogger and hacking enthusiastic

November 4, 2018

Despite having enhanced features, Android mobiles still remain susceptible to security threats. A hacker can distribute malicious Trojans capable of compromising device security, stealing personal and financial information most of the times. By following some security measures, you can prevent their malicious attempts and keep your Android device safe and secure.

Remember there’s no one better to protect your data than, protect your privacy, data by following some simple security tips to keep hackers at bay.

Install Antivirus Software:

To stop cybercriminals in their tracks, install an antivirus software program on your mobile. Have it, daily scan your phone and do manual scans yourself. If anything suspicious is happening on your mobile phone, an antivirus program will detect.

do manual scans

Locking individual apps:

On Android phones, the second line of defense is locking individual apps. Even if someone gets your lock screen, they can’t open your Gmail or banking apps without a second password. This capability isn’t built into the iOS, so Android users start securing your mobile by locking all apps.

lock all apps

Never root your Android mobile phone:

Don’t use unofficial tools to “root” your phone no matter how tempted you may feel unless you know exactly what you’re doing. On rooted phones, technical safeguards can be easily defeated, allowing every app to perform all sorts of actions that are normally prohibited including obtaining information of your personal data.

Turn off  Bluetooth when you don’t Use:

When you’re not using Bluetooth on your mobile phone then just turn it off. Cybercriminals can gain access to your mobile phone and personal data by intercepting your Bluetooth signal.

Use apps only from the Google Play Store:

Majority of Android malware comes from unreliable third-party application sources. Google is now working on making the Play Store safer than ever. Google Play Protect can automatically scan your Android phones for malware when you install a program. Make sure it is always on by going to Settings > Security > Play Protect.

 Uninstall apps which you don’t use:

Each and every application comes with its own security problems. If you’re not using an application at all then just get rid of it. The fewer applications you have into your Smartphone, the fewer chances a hacker has to invade it.

Uninstall apps which you don’t use

Always use Incognito mode:

Whenever you visit a website, it automatically saves logs of all the activity done on a browser. Cybercriminals can easily use this information to harm you.  It’s advisable to use browsers in private or Incognito mode when you are using banking portals or changing passwords of your accounts or even for entertainment purposes.

Use Incognito mode

If you follow some of these suggestions you can secure your Android mobiles from malware, spyware, data, and privacy thefts. Do post your comments below if you are using any method mentioned in the list.

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