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How to keep your phone safe from hackers? Experts gave this advice


Smartphones have become an important part of our everyday lives, but they also become victims of cyber attacks. A recent report by the US National Security Agency (NSA) explains how we can protect our data from these threats. NSA's Mobile Device Best Practices Report tells many ways to avoid hackers. A report by the US National Security Agency (NSA) states that it is beneficial to turn your phone off and on again at least once a week. This sounds easy, but it works. By doing this, if a hacker is trying to control your phone, then his attempt may fail. But doing just this is not enough.

There can be such threats

There are many types of online threats to your mobile phone. Some such fraudulent emails or messages come (Spear Phishing) due to which someone accidentally installs the wrong app, which can damage the phone. Some malicious programs can damage your phone without touching it (zero-click exploits). Fake Wi-Fi networks are also dangerous and can steal your internet information. Some programs (spyware) can listen to your conversations and hackers sometimes steal your call or message information from a distance. Even if your phone goes into someone else's hands for a short while, they can insert a malicious program.

The NSA suggests some simple tips to keep your phone safe:

Keep your phone updated: Regularly update your apps and phone's operating system for new security patches.

Download from authorized app stores: Download apps only from trusted stores like Apple App Store or Google Play Store to avoid malicious programs.

Pay attention to links: Avoid clicking on links or attachments in emails and messages, these are often used to spread malicious programs.

Avoid public Wi-Fi: Public Wi-Fi networks are easily hacked. If necessary, use a VPN to keep your internet secure.

Turn off Bluetooth: Keep Bluetooth off when not in use to prevent unknown devices from connecting to your phone.

Secure your phone: Use a strong passcode of at least six digits and enable features like face lock or fingerprint.

Use a trusted charger: Only use the charger that came with your phone or from a trusted brand and avoid public USB charging stations, which can be used to plug the wrong things into your phone.

Turn off location services: Keep location services off when not needed to protect your privacy.

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