8 Steps to Prevent Your Phone from Being Hacked?

The emerging technology is bringing lots of new things and features that make various tasks easy and people are enjoying these. But this rising technology also carries some security concerns which require security measures. 

We are continuously hearing the news of hacking either network hacking or computer hacking. One such hot topic in these days is “Phone Hacking”.  It impacts anyone who owns a cell phone and can badly affect your personal or business life. Phone hacking is really a serious concern for all of us. 

The latest smart phones provide a variety of features that make everything easy e.g. online shopping anytime and anywhere, send money through mobile banking or do some transaction over the web. But besides the ease of these features, have you ever thought that what will happen if your mobile get hacked.

While traveling to anywhere, most of the businessmen use smartphones for their business discussion or for big business transactions. But submitting your private or confidential information on phone network is really safe! The answer is a big “NO”. It is due to the reason that there are many malware or viruses spread by hackers over the mobile network that can somehow entered into your mobile and can loss or steal your all sensitive information. Such kind of situation can badly impact your business life and provide a great business loss.

It is not only bad for business persons but also harmful for any of the individuals. If your phone is hacked then hacker can splatter your personal conversations, pictures or text across the internet which can damage your personal life or livelihood. 

Numerous celebrities or politicians have faced the situation of phone hacking. You have the opportunity to prevent your phone from hacking.

Some of the measure that you can take to protect yourself against phone hacking:

  • Change the default mobile password with something complex number
  • Don't connect the phone with unprotected Bluetooth networks
  • Turn Off Bluetooth services if you are not using it
  • Don't store your Pin or Debit/Credit card details on the phone, instead you can use a protected app
  • Avoid accessing bank accounts via public Wi-Fi because they can be unsafe
  • Turn off auto complete features. It is safe to re-enter the information every-time you need rather to save it on the phone with auto complete feature. 
  • Delete browsing history, cookies and cache on regular basis
  • Use authentic security application to increase the protection level

By implementing some of these simple security measures, you can prevent your phone from being hacked at great extent.