These are some of the most stupid things you can do with your mobile phones and some tips to protect yourself against these mistakes. Important emails, Bank trasfers, online shoppings and other private secret files and messages, everything is stored in your smartphones. All this makes your life easier but sometimes it may happen that your mobile phone is lost somewhere or stolen and then all your important data is gone and falls into the hands of thieves.
These are the most common dumb Mistakes:
1. Bluetooth Not Turned Off
Wireless hackers can sneak unnoticed into your smartphone also within short distances. After using your Bluetooth, don’t forget to turn it off
2. Forgot To Log Off (Banking Apps)
After using a Banking App for money transfer, you must log out each time otherwise hackers may access your bank account.
3. Sold Your Phone Or Gifted to Someone But Forgot to Delete Your Personal Data
Selling a smartphone full of personal data or throwing it away for any reason is an open invitation to misuse your data/information. You should at least keep your sensitive data safe from identity theft.
4. Password Not Set
Your data is relatively safe if the screen-Lock is working and already set up. Always set up a password in your phone’s “Settings” options so no one else can access your phone other than you.
5. Online Shopping With Your Mobile Phone Browser
Shopping online is good experience and the companies like Google Shopper, Ebay and Amazon offer smartphone apps for this purpose to make it a secure experience, so you should also use them otherwise you may fall victim to malicious phishing websites throug your mobile phone browser.
6. Not Deleting The Browser History
Your browser history is actually your digital track in the network. It brings the smartphone thieves directly to your Amazon account, your online banking portal or to your Facebook profile thats is why always delete it to make sure nobody can snoop and see where you’ve been on the Internet.
7. No Setup For Remote Deletion Of Software
It happens sometimes that your smartphone is away (lost somewhere) which ignites the uncertainity of what will happen to your personal data thats why in order to avoid this situation you must take some precautionary measures in advance to eliminate the danger. Some Anti-theft apps like SeekDroid Lite, Plan B and Cerberus (tracking via GPS, remote alarm trigger, remote wipe of the SD card and the internal storage, remote lock of the phone, alerts of a SIM change, Audio Recording from the microphone), AntiDroidTheft and FindmyPhone Apps to track down your phone via GPS, must be installed on your smartphone for your data security.
8. Automatically Connecting To Available WiFi Networks
Connecting to any open WiFi network such as a free wireless hotspot exposes your device to many security risks. An unsecured WiFi connection is like opening the doors to hackers to access your private files and personal information because they can break very easily into your mobile phone via manipulated and fraudulent networks.
9. Downloading Free Android Apps Anywhere on the Internet
Hackers are very much interested in spreading viruses and Trojans by offering Free Games or Free Apps on the net. For example, there are games available on the internet which require access to your Phone data or your SMS Functions for the complete installation, so you should be aware of such apps and be careful and always download the apps only from the well-known stores like Amazon and google play.
10. Saving Important Data on Your Smartphone
Its always convenient saving your passwords, account numbers, PINS and personal codes on your smartphone device but what if you lose your smartphone? Your Data will easily fall into the wrong hands.
11. Rooting Your Smartphone
If you stumbled upon the term “Rooting” which actually lifts some manufacturer-imposed limitations and gives you full control of your mobile phone , and you get curious to know more about it and ask yourself this question , “Should I root my Android phone or not?”
These manufacturer-imposed-limitations are placed to prevent you from making alteration to the system which can accidentally render it unusable. Rooting surely has some pros and cons and you should know them in advance before rooting your device because rooting might void your phone’s warranty instantly and it can cause your phone to act abnormally, especially if not done properly plus rooting renders your smartphone unqualified to receive Operating system updates.