“It can be very dangerous as rouge apps can steal your data and even financial information so stick to the official app stores to keep your device clean from attacks,” he says. Android’s Find My Device feature is a lifesaver if you ever misplace your phone or tablet and according to Moore, should be enabled to prevent theft or tampering. Android warning over dodgy sites that steal bank details – do NOT ignore
Here are three hacks that you must make use of today if you want to make your Android device secure, according to Global Cybersecurity Advisor at ESET, Jake Moore. It might be tempting to deviate away from the Google Play Store when there’s an app you want that isn’t available via official means, but don’t do it, says Moore.
Additionally, Moore recommends looking for Android-focused anti-virus software to install. “People rarely think about cybersecurity on their phones but it is vital that android devices have antivirus software installed and it can often be free to install,” he adds.
“It goes without saying that you should also implement two-factor authentication on your Google account to make your account and data far more secure – if you haven’t already,” says Moore. Having a VPN on your phone is essential to keep your internet searches and browsing history private from your ISP or data provider. Using a reliable VPN can increase your security and privacy without any fuss plus they are easy to turn on and off when needed.