#1. Only And Only Install Trusted Apps
I reccomend always use android debugger option almost every android phone have this feature in setting section .if you dont know how to desable unknown source or untrusted source from your mobile You simply go to Settings>>>Security and unchecking the "Unknown Sources" option. see bellow picture of my android mobile for better understanding.You should also check the "Verify Apps" option if you have it.
Still, even legitimate apps can grab information from your phone that you might not want to share. That's why you need to check the app's permissions before you install it.
#2. Use A Strong PIN Or PasswordMany of the people dont know the function of password i hope you know that one-third of smartphone users don't set up the lock screen on their phones , one day i ask a question from some people why you are not using passsword in your android smartphone and they replied me with a funny answer that is they forget password.I don't mean the default "Swipe to unlock" screen - that won't stop a bad guy.
for android users if you dont know how to lock mobile phone don't worry I am here for you you simply open your mobile setting section and under the setting go to lock screan section(setting>>lock screen)
For Windows phones,you simply go to the Start screen of the windows mobile and tap Settings>>Lock screen to set up your strong pass code with spacial character like @,#,$,!,%.
Important notice : make sure that you set your mobile to lock automatically after a few minutes. An hour gives a criminal plenty of time to poke through your information.so always use this feature.
#3. Always Keep Your Smart phone To Yourself OnlyThis is very importent that never give your smartphone to that person who really wants to harm you because some program available on the internet which work with single click ,you never expect that in only 1 minute you became hacked,and your all information is steal .so this is make sure that first check who is right and and who is your enemy.Would you let just anyone hold your wallet unattended? Probably I think not.So don't lend out your phone or tablet to people you don't know persionaly . If you do let someone borrow your mobile , make sure you're in a public place and be sure that your phone stays close by.
Did you know that sometime even your family member or friend install a spy app on your phone,and you don't aware about that.there are plenty of such type of spy program available on the internet.
my recommendation is please: Don't leave it sitting out in plain sight in a restaurant or coffee shop or anywhere else.
#4. Use Free Ssecurity Apps For Ppreventing Your Data
#5. Always Wipe your Old Phone Before Ddonating, Selling Or RecyclingYou are living in modern era and i know you are eager to use different mobile in different occasion but did you know if you selling your smartphone without wiping it completely your information become leaked even if you are deleted some of your videos and pictures .this is not matter that you delete your all information because if your mobile stay in bad hand then he easily recover all of your deleted items.I don't just mean deleting apps, files, photos and videos. Hackers and other criminals can easily recover deleted information. I mean wiping the phone's internal memory so that no trace of personal information is left behind.so alway wipe your smartphone before donating or selling even recycling.
#6. Stay safe on public Wi-Fi networks Free public Wi-Fi is a smart way to surf on your smartphone without eating into your data plan. But there's a dangerous side to public hotspots.Hackers love to infiltrate these networks to snoop for valuable information, like secure account logins and credit card numbers.Stay safe by doing banking or shopping at home or over cellular using your financial institution's app. You can also use an encryption service like Hotspot Shield VPN. #7. how to Enable remote location and wiping
Always plan as if the worst will happen. You'll want to be ready if -- or when -- it does.
I should mention that 1.6 million smartphones were stolen in the U.S. last year - and smartphone theft is growing, even with a universal smartphone kill switch in the works.
If your gadget is lost or stolen, tracking apps can tell you exactly where your phone is. These apps also let you wipe sensitive information remotely. If your phone does end up landing in the wrong hands, you can at least make sure they don't get your information.iOS users have Find My iPhone. To enable it, go to Settings>>iCloud. Look for Find My iPhone and turn it on.
For Android, use Android Device Manager. To enable tracking, launch the app, link it to a Google account and follow the directions.
Lost your phone in your house? This app lets you whistle for it.
For Windows phones, there's the Find My Phone feature. To set it up, go to Settings>>Find My Phone. Make sure the slider is set to on.