5 Security Tips Every Android User Should Know

Smartphones have become a mini-bank in a business men’s life. Today we do thousand to million online transaction. We also come across few cons and hacks these days. Unfortunately, many people get into dark net laid by the hacker. Don’t you worry. TTH has covered you here. In this post we will discuss 5 Security Tips Every Android User Should Know.

1. Don’t Rely on Fingerprint

Yes, you read it right. Having a fingerprint sensor on your device may sound pretty dope and fancy but in reality, according to CIAs and other agencies, it’s the most insecure way. Anyone can forcibly direct you on the sensor wherein a pin or password had to be spoken out. If you are having business accounts or sensitive payments on your smartphone then better ignore your swift fingerprint securities.

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2. Forget Tinkering

Nowadays, rooting, unlocking bootloader and flashing ROMs is a trend in the smartphone industry. A device with unlocked bootloader and custom ROM can be hacked very easily. The hacker could also process your information, pictures, and even payment data if he is in. So, if you want to be ground locked then better don’t mess up with your device.

3. Say No to USB debugging.

Remember that 7 Taps build number thing to enable developer options. There’s a big catch in enabling USB debugging. A device with USB debugging enabled can be accessed without any PIN/Pattern locks. Additionally, you can delete the PIN and Password securities.

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4. Apps Permissions

Well, it’s the open hack. Giving sensitive contacts, sensors, and location Information to a Gallery app is just a disaster. Always ensure what permissions an App has access to.google_io_2015-18

5. Untrusted Wi-Fi Hotspot

Untrusted Wi-Fi hotspot can handshake and interpret with your device and it’s browsing data. They can literally steal your Account number, credit card details, and social networking passwords. And Whatnot!

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That’s all for now. Always stay secured folks. Do let us know what do you think about mobile security in the comments below.

Mohammad Shahebaz is an author at Android News Box, felicitated the Award of Excellence by Microsoft Corporation at Microsoft World Championship in 2013, Delhi. He is an upsurging ethical hacker and loves what inspires him, senior dev at XDA, makes projects on Raspberry pi 2, solves all tech-related queries at Quora and is always available for newbies.
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