10 Tips to Avoid Mobile Hacking

10 Tips to Avoid Mobile Hacking

With the development of technology, people's lives have become easier, but the risks are also increasing along with it. Technology is also working to destroy people's privacy. The most important thing we need to remember to protect privacy is mobile.

Our life now depends on the mobile we carry. Even the smallest details used in daily life are in our mobile. If the mobile is lost or hacked, our personal data can easily get into the hands of others.

1. Use strong passwords or biometric authentication

Although it sounds normal, the password used in our mobile plays a very important role in the security of the mobile. Today mobile companies have started using biometric authentication system.

It is useful to use biometric authentication i.e. your fingerprint or Face ID for mobile security. But this feature may not be available in all mobile phones. In this case, you should use a strong password.

The use of passkeys to replace passwords is also increasing. It is advisable to use a strong password or passkey for the apps you use on your mobile.

2. Only download apps from trusted sources

Apps are downloaded from App Store on Apple and Play Store on Android. But sometimes we download apps from third party app stores or websites for our needs. This feature is already available on Android and now this feature is also available on Apple devices soon.

In this case, you should be careful about what source or developer you are downloading the app from. Some apps downloaded from third party app stores or websites are infected and can also install malware on your device and give hackers access to your mobile. This is why it is important to understand how reliable the source of the app is before downloading it.

3. Update the operating system regularly

Software update is a very important topic. As the mobile company provides updates of the operating system with various improvements, you should keep updating your OS from time to time. It helps to keep your mobile safe. It also solves various problems that appear on mobile phones.

4. Use a VPN when using public Wi-Fi

Nowadays, free or paid Wi-Fi facilities are provided in various public places including banks, markets, and supermarkets. Although such facilities make us comfortable, public Wi-Fi is the most dangerous.

Therefore, if you have to use Wi-Fi in public, it is advisable to use a VPN. Using a VPN helps hide your personal details.

5. Be careful about the details you share on online platforms

One should think twice while sharing any kind of personal details on online platforms. The details you share on online platforms may be causing you losses.

Therefore, as much as possible, do not share your address, phone number or any other sensitive personal details on online platforms. A criminal minded person can take advantage of your seemingly normal details at any time to harm you.

6. Use security apps

Security apps can be used to keep the mobile safe from various types of malware or other risks. Such apps scan your mobile for malware, block infected websites, track if your mobile is stolen, etc. Such security apps can be used by looking for trusted developers.

7. Back up data regularly

Your data can also be lost if your phone is lost, stolen or damaged. . So you can back up your data using cloud storages.

Due to this, even if your mobile is stolen or lost, you can access your data from the cloud storage and control it. Also, backing up your data on hard drives also protects your data.

8. Be aware of phishing scams

Nowadays, the practice of fishing has increased a lot. Phishing attacks are also increasing in Nepal through various online means. Due to this, it is necessary to be aware to avoid such different types of phishing scams.

Do not click random links on social media, reply to messages or mails in the name of various bumper offers, easily provide your personal details online if someone asks for them, provide banking or digital wallet details, etc.

9. Don't use random apps

It is important to know what kind of app you are using. When you install any app, if the app asks for access to your mobile data, location, contact number, etc., then it is important to know whether the app is safe.

Also, it is not necessary to give all kinds of apps access to every detail of your mobile. For example, if you've downloaded a photo editing app, but it's asking for access to your contacts, it might be the wrong app. So pay attention to what kind of app you are using.

10. Be careful when using a smartphone in public

There are many things to consider when using a smartphone. Among them, what we don't care about is using mobile phones in public places.

When using a mobile phone in a public place, it is necessary to pay attention to what kind of people are around you, whether anyone is watching or not. Also, don't leave your phone in public places where you found it.