Do you use your phone (smartphone) to access social networks or email? And homebanking? Do you also make payments with your phone? Your phone can store a large amount of confidential information about you and the transactions you make.
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Make accessing your phone difficult. +
     Use safe passwords, which are not too obvious (for example never use passwords like 123456 or your date of birth); Use a lock screen sequence for your phone and change it regularly.
  • Protect your internet connections. +
     Do not give permission for sites or apps to start automatically, without requiring a log-in; Regularly update the software that protects your phone, like anti-virus software; Don't connect your phone to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't click on links or download stuff from unknown sources.
  • Use safe apps securely. +
     Only install trustworthy apps, through official app stores; If a deal seems too good to be true, do not trust it. If you know that an app or service normally costs something and you find a free version, remember that that version may contain a virus; Check the data access permissions required by the apps. Does it ask for access to your phone's camera at any time? And the microphone? Do not download apps that require apparently excessive permissions.
 Do you use your phone (smartphone) to access social networks or email? And homebanking? Do you also make payments with your phone? Your phone can store a large amount of confidential information about you and the transactions you make.
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Make accessing your phone difficult. +
     Use safe passwords, which are not too obvious (for example never use passwords like 123456 or your date of birth); Use a lock screen sequence for your phone and change it regularly.
  • Protect your internet connections. +
     Do not give permission for sites or apps to start automatically, without requiring a log-in; Regularly update the software that protects your phone, like anti-virus software; Don't connect your phone to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't click on links or download stuff from unknown sources.
  • Use safe apps securely. +
     Only install trustworthy apps, through official app stores; If a deal seems too good to be true, do not trust it. If you know that an app or service normally costs something and you find a free version, remember that that version may contain a virus; Check the data access permissions required by the apps. Does it ask for access to your phone's camera at any time? And the microphone? Do not download apps that require apparently excessive permissions.
 Do you use your phone (smartphone) to access social networks or email? And homebanking? Do you also make payments with your phone? Your phone can store a large amount of confidential information about you and the transactions you make.
What can you do to protect yourself?
  • Make accessing your +
phone difficult.
     Use safe passwords, which are not too obvious (for example never use passwords like 123456 or your date of birth); Use a lock screen sequence for your phone and change it regularly.
  • Protect your internet + connections.
     Do not give permission for sites or apps to start automatically, without requiring a log-in; Regularly update the software that protects your phone, like anti-virus software; Don't connect your phone to public or unknown wi-fi networks; Don't click on links or download stuff from unknown sources.
  • Use safe apps securely. +
     Only install trustworthy apps, through official app stores; If a deal seems too good to be true, do not trust it. If you know that an app or service normally costs something and you find a free version, remember that that version may contain a virus; Check the data access permissions required by the apps. Does it ask for access to your phone's camera at any time? And the microphone? Do not download apps that require apparently excessive permissions.