How to protect an Android mobile phone in order to extend its security

Security on computers and mobile devices is essential to keep data safe, we all know that. Protecting a mobile phone is very important. For this reason, it is convenient not to leave everything to chance and regret when we suffer an attack on our mobile phone. Below we will discuss some aspects to take into account in the protection of the mobile, and we propose three measures to take into consideration.

The mobile, an object that we cannot do without

The mobile has become an inseparable companion for most of us, a device on which we depend, to a large extent, because we spend our whole lives there. The phone contains our appointment schedule, phone numbers and contact information, email, photos, videos…

It is clear that the incredible evolution that mobile devices have undergone in recent years has led them to compare in importance with computers, becoming even more essential for many. And it is that there is so much value in them that we should not overlook the issue of their security .

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We are all very aware of viruses, Trojans and other threats that can reach our computer through the Internet. We install antivirus to prevent them from accessing our PC, since we have a lot of valuable information on it. But isn’t the mobile phone also an operations center where we have vital passwords, important numbers and sometimes even access to our bank accounts? Why don’t we protect it in the same way as our computers?

Precautions to consider

Since the Internet has been introduced into mobile phones, the possibility of “entering” them through hacking is much more evident. And that is why it is also necessary to take certain precautions in order to protect our Android operating system, the one that the majority uses, and that despite the system’s own security can be vulnerable to certain dangers. With these tips we will help you keep your Android at least more secure from threats:

1. Anti-theft block activation : There are many terminals, the vast majority, that include a special option in the event that our mobile is stolen. The screen lock is very useful to prevent anyone from snooping on our phone, and the SIM lock will also allow us to prevent the thief from accessing it. But what interests us the most is the option of tracking through GPS, to know the place where our lost phone is. We can access this option in the Settings Menu , in the Location and Security section .

2. Only install applications from the official Market : The Google Play Store has hundreds of thousands of applications that can surely satisfy any need you have, and many of them are free. It is true that some are paid and one prefers to “hack” them, downloading them from other unofficial sites and trying to install them from there. This can lead to serious and obvious security problems, since these types of “pirate” applications usually include Trojans or viruses, invisible doors that allow expert users to enter our phone through that security gap.

3. Always keep your Android software up-to-date : The number of updates that Android releases for its phones is increasing, and with each update, new security-related problems are solved that may appear on the fly. This means that, if we keep our phone up to date with the latest available version of the software, we have much less chance of suffering a security threat, as we are more protected. It does not take a great effort for this, just leave the Automatic Software Update box checked , in the About the device section that we can find in the Settings .

The safest mobile

These small and useful tips are enough to keep your Android phone much more secure and to be able to breathe easy, although it is true that the issue of security is evolving rapidly and that you always have to be aware of the measures to be taken so as not to be victims of the cybercrime.