Why you need to secure your smartphone! 

Why you need to secure your smartphone! 

18 February 2017 | By James

Is your smartphone and tablet secure? Here’s a few reasons you need to ensure your smartphone is secured – Plus a few tips to get you started.

Security threats to mobile devices are only growing! It surprises me that people don’t take phone security more seriously, after all there isn’t much we aren’t doing on our smartphones now. From reading email to making credit card payments – everything is done on your smartphone! Yet people are still not interested in taking any action to secure their device.

Here’s a few things you may not have known about smartphones and security.

  1. Jail breaking your phone actually increases your risk of having a security issue. Plus a lot of software available for jailbroken devices actually contains Malware.
  2. Over 50% of people don’t have a passcode on their phone.
  3.  Australia leads the world in mobile banking – 38% of people in Australia make bank interactions with their phone or tablet.

2 easy tips to secure your smartphone in less than 5 minutes.

  1. Set a passcode. Super easy to do and gives you a lot more security if your phone was ever stolen.
  2. Install a security app. at the very least, a free one. This will help in securing your device.

Check out this infographic  at Appknox.com for more facts about smartphone security.

You can also check out our other mobile and tablet support services here.
If you are in Gawler and Barossa or any surrounding areas and need help securing your smartphone or tablet. Call us today!  08 8522 3997 or book an appointment here