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Mobile Safety Measures You Should Take Right Now

If there has ever been a time of innocence for internet users, this time is long gone

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Mobile Safety Measures You Should Take Right Now

If there has ever been a time of innocence for internet users, this time is long gone. Nowadays, anyone overlooking internet safety and online privacy could be in for a painful reality shock. Recent data points out that hackers attack internet users every 32 seconds worldwide. So, it’s time to take your online safety seriously on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Keep reading and find out how.

Always Travelling Safe

Everyone has a smartphone these days, and mobile internet coverage is increasing at a staggering speed worldwide. It means we can work, communicate, and have fun on the go, all on the same device. Also, we’re more exposed to cyberattacks than ever before since we spend much more time online now.

So, cybersecurity is vital, no matter what you’re doing. After all, you use it to make banking transactions, play your favourite games at NetBet, and talk privately with your family and friends. Here’s how you keep your smartphone and everything that matters in it away from prying eyes.

Virtual Private Network - VPN

A VPN creates a safe environment for you to navigate online while encrypting everything you do. No third party can meddle into this network or read what’s in it. It’s an essential tool for using public WiFis, as hackers could try to hijack your phone using the same network as you.


It took some time for hackers to start attacking mobile phones. However, smartphones are so close to computers that they can be attacked almost the same way. Likewise, the solutions are also very similar. Get an antivirus for your phone. There are free and paid options, but any antivirus is better than no antivirus.

Keep WiFi and Bluetooth Off

WiFi and Bluetooth should remain off when not in use. Leaving them on while in your pocket is a needless exposition to danger. Bluetooth makes you visible to everyone around you, and you’re more exposed to threats while online. So, if you’re not using the WiFi, keep it off, too. Besides, they’ll drain your battery if they remain on for too long.

Use Reliable Sources For Your Apps

Only download apps from trusted sources, such as Google Play or Apple Store. Downloading apps from unlicensed websites can be very dangerous.

Log Out

Remain logged out of your banking apps and similar, as they leave you more exposed in the case of an attack. If a hacker invades your phone while you’re logged out, it’ll be much more difficult to invade your accounts.

Trust No One

Never give away personal information without confirming the source of such a request. A common scam involves sending messages to the victims emulating banks. Please contact the alleged source of the message first to confirm whether it’s legit.

Keep It Updated

Keep your apps and operating system updated, as updates reinforce the systems against new threats. Outdated systems are more vulnerable to attacks and security breaches.

Digital Kevlar

We can’t afford to give cybersecurity only afterthoughts. Don’t take any risks if you store sensitive information on your smartphone. Implement the tips included in this article and stay out of trouble. Not doing so can lead to nasty consequences. Luckily, most of these steps are free or at least have a free option. 

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