In this day and age it has become extremely important for mobile phone users to secure their phone from unauthorized intrusions from third party apps. These apps, when having unauthorised access to your phone, may try and manipulate the user’s data or steal payment information – thereby compromising the security of one’s bank account.
People who have been a victim of spy software programs such as FlexiSpy, MobileSpy, mSpy software or the Mobistealth program are often the ones seeking mobile security. These apps tend to be installed on the victims’ phone and then leech data making the user vulnerable.
#1 – Keep Your Friends Close, Phones Closer
The most obvious and important step is to not let anyone access your phone whom you don’t know. Someone with a little experience can install a spy app in less than 5 minutes.
Step #2 – Get Yourself An Anti-Virus App
It is therefore necessary that you have anti-virus software installed in the phone to detect malware. Here are some of the best ones.
Some can even help monitor the apps being downloaded and be useful in detecting intrusion.
#3 – Lock Your Apps
Make sure you have your phone set to lock automatically so that if someone locates your phone it cannot be opened and exploited. For better password management you might want to consider installing an app like Applock or mSecure Password Manager.
#4 – Disable Unwanted Permissions From Apps
Some apps want access to your life – they’ll want to use your mic, your texts, your storage, your camera, and everything else under the sun. Never allow access to such privileges unless you’re sure the app requires it.
It isn’t hard at all securing your phone, but it’s common inertia that keeps consumers from doing it. We’d strongly advise fighting it.