Since lockdown we have all spent more time stuck in doors, on our phones, scrolling through videos, viewing WhatsApp messages or simply surfing the internet for the latest offers.
Our mobiles now contain our digital lives including our phone and mail contacts, banking details and our most personal photos yet we fail to protect these devices.
Cybercrime has increased by over 400% since March with Phishing attacks accounting for over 90% of successful breaches.
Phishing is a method used by hackers where they impersonate a trusted individual by mail or text in order to gain confidential data.
How many of you have received a text recently from a bank that you don’t even use asking you to click on a link to help stop a potential fraud?
Please note that the Government nor your bank will ever ask you to do this.
Never click on these links.
Here are our top other tips for staying safe
1. Keep Your Phone in Your Possession
The easiest way for a hacker to steal your phone’s information is to gain access to it — therefore, it is always important to keep your phone in your possession.
2. Encrypt Your Device
Encrypting your cell phone can save you from being hacked and can protect your calls, messages, and critical information. Apple users can do this through settings while Android users have automatic encryption depending on the type of phone.
3. SIM Card Locking
Putting a passcode on your SIM card can protect it from being hacked. This is simple to set up to do in your settings.
4. Turn Off WIFI and Bluetooth
It is fairly easy for hackers to connect to your phone using WIFI or Bluetooth, so turn them off when not needed because there is no warning when a hacker attacks you.
5. Always Use Security Protection
Protecting your device from viruses, malware and spyware can be done simply by downloading the Wardwiz Mobile Security app from your App store.
Android Essentials plus and IOS Essentials from Wardwiz—helps protect against cyber threats and includes protection to help identify malicious websites you should watch out for.
Visit the store today and download a free trial.