Make Sure Your Phone Software Is Up-To-Date
Having up-to-date cell phone software decreases your chances of hackers gaining access to your information. The updates seem to be happening every day now, but they’re necessary. Don’t ignore them just because they are annoying or someone is warning you not to update.
Think Before You Download New Apps
Be Careful When Using Public Wi-Fi
An easy way for mobile apps and hackers to gain access to your information is through public Wi-Fi networks. These networks are easy for hackers to find victims and are not secure. While connected, don’t participate in online activities that involve personal information. This includes looking at your bank account, work tasks, and online shopping.
Mobile apps seem harmless and innocent, but they have and will continue to steal people’s information. The practice of collecting users’ data is the new mobile app norm and won’t change anytime soon. People need to take the necessary precautions and be aware of what app permissions they agree to.