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Theft or accidental loss cannot be ruled out in case of smartphones. Smartphone are no longer just a communication device. Smartphones have become the Bank account, insurance records, office secrets, most sensitive official data, family and private images, confidential calls, business secrets and much more that needs to be best protected and secured. To protect your sensitive, confidential and valuable data on your smartphone, we have carefully chooses the following precautionary and preventive measures for you. Here are things to do before lost.
Keep Uploading Your Sensitive Data to Your Cloud:
If you have shifted your life to smartphones and the ICT technology, your banking secrets, mobile accounts, transactions, family information, payments, receiving, trading, commercial, official and other data has been controlled from your smartphone, then you must consult a trusted and reliable cloud facility. Google Drive, Microsoft’s One Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, Samsung Cloud give you the freedom and option of uploading your data with updated measures of security and protection. Some these clouds can be controlled with one password incorporated with your email, social media and other accounts such as Google Drive, One Drive etc.
Keep Changing and Updating your Password:
A strong password is more secure and protected. A strong password is formed from the mixture of small and capital words, alphabets, special characters and at least 8 components. Try to form your password from most familiar words to you and include small and capital words including alphabets and special signs such as @, $, # etc. A regular password change is also required as the last layer of security and protection.
Turn on Remote Tracking:
All the Android and iOS devices are equipped with an online tracking system. This system is designed to trace and locate your mobile with just a few easy steps. This system can remotely delete the sensitive data, start and automated emergency alarm on your phone and just locate its presence on the map
In Android devices, Remote Tracking can be activated from settings. After settings, just tap on the command “Security and Location” and manage appropriate settings for remote operations that are being offered with numerous options. In iOS devices, look for “Find My iPhone” and then look for appropriate settings. In case of theft or loss, go to your Google account and manage the lost phone setting from there.
iOS devices are tracked from the user account from Apple accounts and manages the appropriate settings. The last reported location of yours can also be seen on the web/ accounts of remote tracking. On Android devices, you can also change the passwords or pin numbers remotely so that they cannot be used or unlocked. Bio-metric verification such as fingerprint lock, face detection, eyeball detection can also be activated remotely for additional security.
Screen Locking and Unlocking Layers:
Screen lock is additional security for your smartphone and personal information available on it. Yours Facebook, twitter, Instagram, snapchat, Google Plus and LinkedIn accounts can be tempered with unauthorized use if not protected with a screen lock security. Screen locking is possible with Pattern, Pin number, face detection, fingerprint scanner or even with eye ball detection in more advanced smartphones. From settings and then security options, these settings can achieved in the both Android and iOS devices.
Activate Login Notifications:
Another layer of modern cyber security consists of login notifications. Enable such settings in all your sensitive accounts so that a login notification is sent to you right away. In this layer of cyber security, the system saves the devices, Operating systems and even browsers from which you sign in. In case you signed in from and different device, browser or iOS, the system will send you an automated email informing you that your account has been accessed from unregistered and unusual device, browser or operating system.
The system further directs that if it is not you; inform your hosts, banks, parent departments or what so ever immediately. This notification is also sent from text messaging on your cell number and your transactions and log in are communicated right away. If the access is unauthorized, you can immediately restrict its access by remotely controlling your account of calling the appropriate channel for assistance and blocking of your accounts.