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How Smartphone Use Is Linked To Higher Chances Of Identity Theft

Let me ask you a scary question: what if your smartphone gets stolen? Is it protected with a password? Have you turned on automatic sign-in on your social media apps? So while we are talking at it, do you know where your smartphone is right now? If you don’t, then you should know that smartphone users are 3 times more likely to be victimized by identity frauds.

Why? Think of the ways you use your cell phone to take on your daily tasks. E.g. you pay your bills through your smartphones, order stuff online, and connect to your social media accounts like Facebook. Instagram, Twitter etc. We have saved every possible information about ourselves in our smartphones.

What’s even scarier is that 62 percent of the smartphone users don’t use a protection pass code on their smartphones and very few of them have the ability or access to wipe data off their lost smartphone remotely.

Smartphone Security Hacks

Using a smartphone without password protection to access your online bank accounts is one of the biggest mistakes you can ever do. It’s like keeping the front door of your house open, with your wallet and laptop sitting right on your table.

Imagine using an online bank account service from your phone and leaving that page open, while you switch between apps to reply to a text.  What if your smartphone gets stolen with that online bank account page logged in. it’s like giving a blank check to someone.

The first and foremost important step is to secure your phone with a pass code. There are numerous ways to do that these days. For instance, iPhone and Samsung provides fingerprint scanners which is the safest security tool. Then you have 4 digit passwords, text passwords, pattern locks for Android phones. LG has given its G series smartphone a ‘Knock knock code’ so that you can tap on the screen multiple times to unlock it.

However, that’s not enough in this oblivious world. We need more security for our smartphones and there is nothing that you can do about not letting your phone get stolen. But you can do one thing, install an app on your smartphone that can remotely access it, backs up data or even lock or wipe data over it. XNSPY is a renowned app that’s perfect for this purpose.

Avoid keeping your passwords in an email. Make a file and save it somewhere deep in your phone. Access that file later, using the file manager.To avoid getting malware into your smartphones, avoid downloading apps form unrecognized sources. Always pay close attention to the free apps downloads. They can rip-off money from your smartphone without even letting you know anything about it. If you are not a frequent app down loader who doesn’t prefer installing paid apps, avoid saving your credit card details on your Google Play store or Apple account.

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