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Tips to keep personal devices secure

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Today cybersecurity is one of the major concerns for everyone; data-theft, hacking, phishing and various other frauds are increasing day by day. If we talk about personal devices, Smartphones is a gadget which is very prone to internet threats. People carry their Smartphones to everywhere so most of the online works are usually done on Smartphones such as paying bills, online shopping, transferring money, SNSs, GPS, etc. The OS of your phone (Android or iOS) gives excellent security from viruses but people often forget about internet threats. There is no foolproof solution to these threats but using the internet with few preventive measures will reduce the chances of getting into a threat.

Here we have discussed a few tips which can help you to safeguard your devices from internet threats:

Set a strong password

Keep your device password-protected so no unauthorized person can access it. Create a password which is difficult to crack by guessing. You can use a password by using three or four words which are not related to each other with some digits and special characters such as 4busEatingYellowbooK! These passwords are easy to remember to difficult to guess. Set strong passwords on your every online account such as email account, SNS accounts, online bank accounts, etc. But remembering various passwords is not an easy task; use a password manager. Webroot Activation Key Password manager stores all account details and passwords securely. With a password manager, you don't have to remember your passwords at all! Just remember one master key and you can access your passwords without any glitch.

Check your downloads

Downloading applications from third-party can be dangerous; it can contain malware. By default, Android does not offer third party download which means you can only download applications which are present in the app store. If you want to download an application which is not present in the app store then you have to change the default setting which is not a good practice. It's a myth that all applications available in-app store is secure; always download the known application which has good reviews and ratings with a good number of downloads.

Install anti-malware

Mobile devices are indeed less prone to viruses but if you want to prevent your device from internet threats then installing a reliable antivirus is necessary. McAfee Activation antivirus will protect your data and network from spyware, Trojans, unsecured URLs, bots, etc.


Virtual Private Network or VPN encrypts over data and sends it via the secure terminal to the server which means the data transfer is secure from data breaching practices. VPN is the best tool for working under public Wi-Fi. Always use a VPN while doing online banking.

Disable your data sharing while not in use

Enable your Bluetooth or Wi-Fi only when required. If you are working under unsecured network like public Wi-Fi then disable your file sharing for preventing data-theft practices.

You should always keep data backup of your phone device; the phone is easy to carry everywhere but is also prone to get lost or stolen. So, if you don't want to compromise your data then you can use wipe tool of your antivirus which removes your data from the device remotely and then you can get your data from the backup.