Today’s we are going to discuss about smartphone protection from malwares. A malware is a software specially developed to damage your computer or smartphone protection system, or to get your privilege for various anti-social purposes. It may be a spyware, a virus, worm, or a Trojan, but their sole purpose is to damage you. Nowadays, since smartphones are more in utilize, these CCC are aimed mostly at them. So here are some safeguards that you can accept to stay away from them.
Download Stuff From Trusted Sources
Be sure that you don’t download anything but what you want to download, while you download any kind of stuff like songs, pictures etc. into your mobile. Most of the times a file that you want to download is lead with a malicious software, that head cyber attacker to drain out your privilege information out of your phones and can be used and the worst part is that you’d never know. One such unwanted application is Mobogenie that automatically gets downloaded onto Android phones and can cause serious problems. Don’t believe popup messages on your browsers that say anything about your phone slowing down or those that offer you “hot pics”.
Don’t Cache Passwords
Well, it must be very boring to type your password again and again onto your smartphone, but this lead to spywares attack. They access the cache from browsers and hence, can gain access to your accounts. So the only efficient method to avoid this is to not save these kind of privilege data.
Don’t Fall Into Traps of Spams
You might have come across emails or SMS claiming that you’ve won a billion dollars in some lottery, Please don’t click any kind of like in the content. Never click on these links, unless you’ve subscribed or signed up for them as they may contain software that can get installed on your smartphones without your consent.
Be Extra Cautious If You’ve Got Root Access
This point is exclusively for Android devices. When you root your smartphone, you allow the apps to gain ‘root access,’ and once a malware gets this access, it has the rights to do almost anything on your device, without your knowledge. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t root your phones. Just be careful while you grant Super user privileges, and don’t grant these permissions to non-trusted software downloaded from non-trusted sources. Though we recommend not to download such software’s, but even if you do, don’t grant them Super user permissions.
Install an Anti-Malware Program
Though these apps aren’t enough for keeping the malware away, they do help to some extent. There are a plenty of such applications out there, most of them free. The best rated ones include Lookout, AVG, or Avast. Mostly, they check installed apps, and watch out for malicious codes.