Cell phones now are very intelligent that they can connect to the internet. Who would’ve thought that a small device can yield so much power. If you want to access the internet anytime you like, you do not need to look for a computer unit because cell phones are readily available. Cell phones indeed made the world smaller- in a good way.
But then again, no system is perfect. You should know that your phones can be used to harm you in any possible way. When attackers strike, they will take advantage of your phones and leave you to suffer the consequences. If attackers succeed in sabotaging your cell phones, they can exploit your service. There are others who will lure you to nasty websites and more importantly, there are attackers that can get access to your account and personal information.
The good thing is that you can do something to protect your phones and yourself from these attackers. Here are some practical tips that you can use:
- Assess security settings: Your cell phones have security settings. It is important that you use it wisely so no attackers can outwit you. For example, when you are not using your Bluetooth, turn it off or disable it. If you turn it on all the time, attackers will simply use it to access any download information.
- Be cautious when posting email address and numbers: You will be surprised of the innovativeness of the attackers. They will use a software that can peruse websites to get email addresses. They will use these emails to flood spam. If you do not want this, you have to limit the people who have access to your valuable information.
- Ignore links: If you received links sent in your phones, it is best to ignore those. Those links will lead you to malicious websites. While they may appear legitimate and fine looking, there are websites that mean harm. If you did not ask for it, do not follow it.
- Do not trust downloads: It is appealing when you see free downloadable games or other software but you have to be cautious. If the site is not legitimate, downloading games or other software will put your cell phones at risk. Attackers may imbed harmful codes. It is best to download games or other software from sites that you trust.
If you make sure that you follow the tips mentioned above, you will be assured that your cell phones (including your PDAs) are protected. If you are fond of putting all information and schedules in your phones, you should think of changing your ways.