It is most likely that smartphones are now after air, food, and water. With this thought in mind, here’s a quick combo of some simple tips and tricks to protect your smartphone from privacy threats and loss or theft.
Use Your Phone’s Auto-Lock Feature
The term ‘lock’ is where security begins from, whether it is your home, your car, or your smartphone. Keeping your phone locked with a hard-to-guess pin code or passcode is the simplest security measure you can take. And given the fact how most of us usually forget to lock our phone, the auto-lock could be a really handy feature. It gives you two main benefits:
– Keeps nosy people from digging through your phone.
– Keeps miscreants from stealing or misusing your information.
Know What Apps Can Affect your Privacy
You may have installed certain apps that have access to your calendar events, contact information, location of your device, photos, videos, camera, your device ID, etc. In short, such apps have access to your private information, and may affect your privacy. So, either review the permissions carefully before installing an app, or get a software for your phone that can help you review apps that are already installed on your phone.
Know How to Protect your Smartphone if it Gets Lost/Stolen
Unless you live in a world of Good Samaritan folks, it is crucial that you follow this security measure. Losing your phone not only means losing your personal information forever, but it also runs the risk of your information being misused by unscrupulous people. Things can get uglier if your lost phone has confidential data about the organization you work for. So, one thoughtful way to avoid all these risks, is to get an anti-theft app that can help you take the following measures if your device gets lost/stolen:
– Lock your phone
– Track your device’s current GPS location
– Erase the entire data from your phone
Know Who’s Calling You
Besides your personal identity, your phone number is a cash cow for various organizations, especially telemarketing services. Once you receive a call from such services, your number will be shared with similar services who too will call you and send you text messages. The trick to avoid falling into the pit of such unwanted services is to avoid taking calls from any unknown numbers in the first place. There are some genuine mobile apps that display the caller’s identity before you receive the call. Most of these apps also help you block numbers that send spam messages.
Physical Security is also Important
Equally important is the safekeeping of your device. Losing it while commuting in a crowded subway, forgetting it in a restaurant, or letting it slip away into the hands of a burglar, are some of the most common ways people lose their mobile phones. So, keeping your phone in hard-to-access places, especially when in a crowded place, will keep prying eyes of burglars off your device.
For situations where your phone gets lost or stolen, an anti-theft mobile security application can be of great help. Quick Heal Total Security for Android has everything that you need to protect your mobile not only from thieves, but from the new malware threats cropping up on the Internet. And now some new features have been added to the software. One of them is Personal Security, that can help you in times of emergency. Learn more about these features here.
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THANKS FOR SHARING INFO ABOUT SECURITY.
BUT THE THING IS THERE NO APPLICATION WHICH DON’T ASK FOR ACCESSING THE PHONE DATA, SMS DATA, MEIE NO OF MOBILE,LOC AND PERMISSION TO DELETE DATA. ALL THE APPS KEEP RUNNING INTERNET DATA IN BACK GROUND. MOST OF THE SOCIAL APPS ASK FOR PERMISSION TO ACCESS TO MEDIA FILE AND EVERY OTHER THING. SOME TIMES FEEL ANDROID TECHNOLOGY HAVE MADE FOOL OUT OF PUBLIC.
IF QUICKHEAL TECHNOLOGY REALLY WANTS TO HELP ITS CUSTOMER, THEY SHOULD PROVIDE SOME TOOLS WHICH PROVIDE FACILITY TO STOP ACCESS TO PHONE DATA BY THESES APPLICATION WHENEVER A MOBILE USER DESIRE SO.
IN BLACKBERRY THERE IS FACILITY TO SWITCH OFF THE ACCESS TO LOC ETC BUT THERE ALSO ALL APPLICATION ARE NOT SO. THERE IS NEED TO PUBLICALLY OPPOSE TO WHATS GOING ON MOBILE ESPECIALLY IN ANDROIDS.
There are some good points you have stated here and thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, it is not possible for one app to block the access that other apps have to the inner mechanisms of a smartphone. If this were to be allowed by Android, then malicious apps would enter a device and misconfigure all other apps that are present as well. This is the reason why we cannot change the permissions that an installed app enjoys.
The best solution here is to simply not use an app if you are not comfortable with sharing the information that it is demanding. However, even with maximum privacy settings, there is some data that smartphones do siphon out. Unfortunately, this is the nature of this technology and anyone who uses a smartphone is inadvertently agreeing to this arrangement. And it is not just Android that does this. Hope that helps.
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I don’t have the product key and my mobile has been restored to factory settings. How will I activate quick heal total security?
Have you tried contacting our support team for this issue? They can help you resolve it. Please get in touch with them at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you soon.
what is the product key sir
If you are looking for the product key of any Quick Heal product for desktop, then refer to the guide here – https://www.quickheal.com/lickey
If you are looking for the product key of a Quick Heal Mobile Product, then here are the steps you can follow:
1. Open Quick Heal Mobile/Total Security.
2. Tap Menu and then tap About Product.
You can also find the same in the inbox of your email address registered with us.
How to deactivate the emergency call?
If you are referring to the Personal Security feature of Quick Heal Mobile Security, then on the dashboard, tap Security Shield. Deselect ‘Personal Security’ option from the consecutive screen.
If you need any further help on this, kindly contact our support team at 0-927-22-33-000.
You can also raise a query at https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. Our support team will get back to you to resolve the issue you are facing.
Thanks to the entire quick heal team.
Good work .keep it up.
I personally think that above all the measures / instructions to safe guard
our smartphone n its data, we first should be self discipline while using any
device / apps. & always have to keep the safety n security aspect running
continuously back of our mind, then only we hv a full proof safety of our data
Quick Heal done a geat job
Do keep it going on.