There has always been a demand for safely browsing the internet and social media from your mobile device. We thought we would compile a short publication about how to protect your mobile devices from Malware and hackers alike.

  • Always deploy strong Passwords or Passcodes on mobile devices.
  • Always lock your device when not in use.
  • Do not share Passwords or Passcodes with anyone.
  • Enable “device wipe” solution on multiple failed authentications.
  • Enable 2FA (two-factor authentication) and/or biometric authentication on your device.
  • Use encryption on your device.
  • Disable features like Wifi, Location, Bluetooth and Hotspot when not in use. Enable only when needed and disable immediately after.
  • Do not install any application unless it has been verified secure by the App Store.
  • Remove apps you do not use.
  • Always ensure you know what data is shared with installed applications. An app designed to display the weather, does NOT need access to your contacts or camera.
  • Install a market trusted Antivirus solution. Free solutions do not always offer the best protection.
  • Install a VPN for anonymous browsing and strong end-to-end encryption.
  • Do regular updates of the OS and installed applications.
  • Do regular backups of your device to an external source.
  • Do NOT store passwords or codes in clear text on your device.
  • Do NOT use public access wifi from your device. Hackers also use these networks to look for vulnerabilities.
  • Be careful to click on links sent to your device through messaging or email. Verify the source first.

We hope this information will provide you with the information you need to protect your business or family.