In the world of technology devices which are connected with internet getting unsecure day by day, due to hackers and other different sources. For this PTA has issued few tips to secure your mobile device. By using these easy six tips you can secure your mobile from any kind of hacking. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has started a movement to create mindfulness among the general public about the use of smartphones and other communication devices.
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has serious interest to secure all devices, therefore PTA has shared with us following six tips to secure your mobile devices:-
Tips To Secure Your Mobile
1: Lock phone using a “Pin/Password” to avoid its misuse
2: Install Apps only from “Trusted Apps Stores”
3: Turn-off Bluetooth connection, after the usage
4: Always encrypt your data on internal and external media
5: Timely installs updates/ patches
6: Always use a VPN on public Wi-Fi / un-trusted network
One of the first things suggested, is to navigate into your device’s security settings and enable a pass lock. Pattern unlocks and pins are some of the most secure. If you want to take it one step further then it also recommends changing passcode regularly.
Whilst it can often be a nice idea to download and install apps that are not found on the App Store or Google Play Store, these apps tend to be the ones that are less secure. Bluetooth is best known as the wireless technology that powers hands-free earpieces and connects your phone to audio, navigation, and electronics through the Internet of Things (IoT).
As convenient as Bluetooth can be for productivity and comfort, it can also present major security risks. Therefore, it is recommended that Bluetooth may be turned off once used.
Since access to public WiFi is a necessity nowadays, using a VPN to encrypt your connections is vital. The thing with public WiFi connections is that you have no way of knowing which networks are really secure. Whatever public WiFi hotspot you are trying to access, a VPN will do its best to encrypt your connections.