A virus infecting your phone is everyone’s worst nightmare and with the recent scandal of WannaCry’s ransomware that swept the globe and wreaked havoc on the UK’s NHS as well as over 74 other countries it’s now more important than ever before to implement a strong and up to date mobile protection plan. Luckily for users, it’s actually a whole load easier to protect your phone with antivirus 2017 software and common-sense practise than it is to actually hack in and steal all your data. Follow these three steps to ensure that your mobile’s private data stays that way.
You’re not Jack Sparrow – stop pillaging pirated content
The financial burdens that many people are feeling post-financial crash are nothing to be snivelled at, however, cutting costs by downloading illegal content is a sure fire way to infect your phone with a virus. Without iTunes or Google Play’s protections in place that require a certain level of scrutiny to be employed before an app hits the market open up your phone to a whole world of vulnerability. Just remember – there’s no such thing as a free lunch and the pirateers that lent you their bounty are going to want to collect.
Get yourself the best new antivirus software around
Needless to say, aside from using common sense to avoid obvious dangers, the best way to ensure that your mobile stays virus free is to download a reputable antivirus app. With more eyes looking out for your security whilst browsing online and blocking spam callers, you can feel more confident in the knowledge that your personal details are safe.
Don’t fall for phishing scams
I know that everybody one day dreams of winning the lottery, however, you’ve got to remember that to win, you have to buy a ticket – no one’s going to up and give you free crash, getaways or gear for simply being you. Phishing scams are becoming more and more intelligent with some even posing as government bodies around the end of the financial year to inform you that you’re due a ‘tax return’. Do your due diligence and use your common sense to make sure that you don’t give away any personal details such as bank cards, phone numbers or contact lists.