Is your phone safe from hackers?

By Robyn

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Mobile phones dominate our lives these days. From the moment we wake up, to browsing Facebook until we fall asleep, we now use them to organize our lives, plan our time off, and pay our bills.

Many people also track their spending and set detailed budgets on specialist app; we can also track our health and fitness on our phones. Almost everyone uses them to communicate with friends via social media, too. Tech simplifies daily tasks and makes our lives easier.  

In exchange, our phones know more about personal lives than we do. With so much sensitive information stored on them (passwords, photos, bank details), you certainly don’t want them to fall into the wrong hands. Hackers will think of nothing of stealing your personal and financial information if they are given a chance.

Malware, spyware and identity theft can cause significant damage to your online security. Trojans spread through illicit text messages and phishing emails, collecting important data and damaging your phone’s capabilities. Crucially, many of these viruses or malware go undetected and siphon off your data without you even realizing it.

So, how can you keep your phone safe?

There are a variety of steps you can take to protect your mobile phone. Common sense measures such as locking your phone when you’re not using it, keeping your phone close by, and not using unsecured Wi-Fi networks for online banking go a long way.  

But how do you know which steps to choose? How do you install anti-virus apps? How do you get tracker apps and voice recognition software working correctly?

Tech Experts on JustAnswer can recommend solutions tailored to your phone and situation. They can assist if you think your phone has been hacked, and help you to take the necessary steps to keep your data safe.

Find out how you can protect your private life, and keep your mobile phone and tablet safe today.