WORLD INFORMATION SOCIETY AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DAY 2022: In a world where metaverse is actually a thing, it doesn’t take a belief that the digital paradigm is dominating enough to be considered a reality now. If you agree, you would also agree that just as we need security in the real world, our digital presence also requires protection.
Connected through various portals, such as telephones, computers and other technical devices, to the Internet, it is imperative for us to pay special attention to security. By keeping a few things in mind, we can protect our digital identity and data from harmful malware and viruses. On this year’s World Information Society and Telecommunications Day, May 17, here are five ways you can protect your smartphone from hackers and malware.
- Keep your device updated
Tech companies keep introducing updates to their devices to keep their guards relevant in this fast paced world. Bug fixes, security updates, and software updates all affect how secure your data is on your device.
- Don’t catch phish
Spam and phishing emails are a perfect gateway for malware viruses to invade the device’s system and cause chaos. It is important not to click unnecessarily on emails that you suspect are malicious.
- Built-in device security/antivirus software
Companies are becoming something of an essential commodity in the tech sector and now offer their devices with built-in protection. If this is not the case with your device, install antivirus software from a trusted source and improve the security of your device.
- Be strict with apps
App permissions are sometimes ignored. It is very important to manage these permissions and monitor how deep the apps are in your data pool.
- Avoid public connections
Be it Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, you should avoid connecting to any public host or network. Preferably use your private data connection. In addition, consider turning off your Bluetooth when you are in a public place.
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