Get Your Smartphone’s Protected

Mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones and tablets have been much more powerful and can hold so much more information than ever before. Resent researches have shown that this evolution will lead to more security risks for the mobile devices.

Nowadays, we've become accustomed to having access to the Internet just about anywhere. What sometimes we forget is how vulnerable that makes us to security threats.

Fortunately, a combination of plain old common sense and some technology can protect our devices, quickly and fairly easily.

In order to try to keep your mobile devices and your data secured we provide you some tips that will be of great assistance:

1. It is crucial to make sure that all your software is up to date. It is always a good idea to check often the products' website to see if there are any updates available. The installation of the latest updates is of high importance and you should never forget to have your software up to date.

2. Always use strong passwords. A strong password is not less than 10 characters and it includes a combination of letters, symbols and numbers. Actually, a strong password looks more like a sentence than a word! You should always avoid using dictionary words and standard phrases, because most of them are included in most dictionaries for hacking, so you should create your own passwords.

3. You should know that most of the default settings of a browser are adequately configured in order to provide the higher level of security, so you should choose not to mess with the security settings.

4. Most of the public available Wi-Fi networks are not encrypted and should be totally avoided. If you try to connect to an unencrypted public wireless network, you will be lucky if a hacker won't access your data.

5. On the other hand if you pay in order to access a wireless network doesn't mean that you're safe.

6. In case you're willing to access a website in order to make a purchase, or access your banking account, make sure that the website is encrypted and the URL starts with HTTPS. The letter "S" refers to the encrypted protocol which means that the user is more secured than in an unencrypted website.

7. You could always use a VPN if of course you have access to one. A VPN provides secure access to an organization's network and allows you to get online behind a secure layer that protects your information.

8. In case that the mobile device that you use automatically enters passwords and login information into websites you often visit, you should turn that feature off. That will block all cookies and autofill in order to enhance your privacy.

9. Everyone is using free apps which are really tempting to get because there are actually free. A user should always be selective about the applications that he/she downloads particularly with developers you don't now

10. If of course you are afraid that your mobile device might be stolen, you could always install an application by which you will be able to remotely access you devise and delete all your data. There are also applications available which are able to trace a devise by using the mobile GPS service.

Of course all the above measures may be time consuming for a user, but on the other hand it is up to the user to decide whether to have his data secured or not.