Mumbai – August 28, 2015 – All the brothers who are planning to surprise their loving sisters with smartphones should make them simultaneously aware of the tips to protect themselves from possible cyber hazards. With ‘Raksha Bandhan’ right around the corner, it reminds us of mobile security concerns and how the important data on the phone can be protected. During this occasion, text messages and pictures will be highly exchanged. Most of them are meant especially for brothers and sisters. But personal texts and pictures are not the only things that require security; mobile devices contain email, banking information, contacts and other sensitive information. These simple tips can secure the smartphones even if it gets lost or stolen!
- Password Protection
Screen lock is an easy and smart idea. Both Android and iOS devices come with this feature as a stock application but there are many more free applications that can be downloaded. There are various Screen lock applications. The unlock code can be set as PIN, Pattern, Voice/ word or Finger Print depending on the application of choice. Screen lock feature can save all sisters (brothers as well) from embarrassing situations like any third person reading text messages when they are away from their phone.
Refrain from predictable pins: It might be easy for someone to break through the phone privacy. It is advisable not to set the pin like birthdays, part of the phone number or some other number which is easily predictable. Alternatively, pattern lock can be used. It is more secured and user-friendly.
Hidden Patterns: This application helps to hide a pattern in a picture. Choosing any family photo as the background picture and arranging the pattern as per user’s wish is another dependable option.
Finger Print Protection: This is a very handy option the brothers can suggest to their sisters to unlock their phones. With this option, the phone recognizes only the user’s fingerprint and secures all data.
- Organizing Contacts into Groups
Sometimes it becomes difficult to get the contacts organized! All the brothers can help their sisters in organizing groups to prevent the text from sending it to the wrong person instead of the desired one by accident. ICE (In Case of Emergency) group can be a solution! This group of people is the ones who can be contacted during emergency right away.
- Set up App Lock
App lockers might be annoying but it is terribly essential for security measures – especially for personal and financial applications. These apps allow you to lock certain apps or pages of applications.
- Download Photo Locker App
All sisters can save or hide their pictures (or may be some of them) in any Photo Locker App. Such Apps have password security protection along with stealth mode and watchdog feature. It can even take a picture of the person holding the phone if the password attempt fails for the third time. The culprit can be caught red handed!
- Install a Lost Phone app
Installing any Lost Phone app on the smartphone can be a life saver. If the phone is lost or stolen, then it can be possible to track it remotely, wipe it and even take a picture with it to see where it is!
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