In the wake of Facebook’s worldwide privacy scandal, it’s time to revisit some social media best practices. Your information is incredibly valuable, and you can’t rely on social media platforms to keep it safe from hackers. Heed these tips to make sure your Facebook and Twitter accounts are well secured.
Due to Android’s widespread popularity, it gets plenty of unwanted attention from cybercriminals. Recently, Android has suffered a string of security incidents that would make any user consider switching to a different operating system. Despite what the reports say, Android can be incredibly secure if you use the following features.
To fend off the latest cyberattacks, Android phone manufacturers claim they always stay on top of bug fixes and security patches. But in light of recent reports, you may not want to take their word for it. Researchers say some popular Android vendors have missed quite a few important patches.
Facebook recently made headlines because of a private data controversy involving UK consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. While that scandal continues to emerge, Facebook is facing another privacy issue concerning Android users’ call logs and text data being collected for years.
Every year, Google pushes out a major Android update filled with new features and improvements. Although this year’s update, Android P, is still not out for you to enjoy, Google did give a sneak preview of the new improvements.
If you’re having trouble finding your way around a huge complex like a mall or factory, Android P can help with a feature called WiFi Round-Trip-Time, which triangulates your device’s position in relation to the building’s WiFi access points.
If you’re in the market for a new Android phone but overwhelmed with the number of options available, Google can help. They’ve recently published a set of standards of what constitutes a ‘business-friendly’ phone and has created a short list to help you decide.
How much are you willing to give to retrieve your stolen smartphone? According to Lookout’s Phone Theft in America, half of theft victims are likely to pay $500 to get their phones back, and about one-third will go as far as paying $1,000 to retrieve their device.
Because Amazon Echo sold like hotcakes during the holidays, Alexa became the darling of Christmas 2017, taking over our homes and hearts. With the Android version of the app now enabled with voice control, Alexa can continue to smoothly make its way into our lives via our smartphones.
There are many different ways to transfer files between Android phones and computers; however, most of these methods require an internet connection on both the phone and the computer during the process. So, if you are about to be off the grid for quite some time or would just rather transfer files without the internet, here’s how you can do just that with your trusty USB cable:
What you need:
Your Android phone
A computer with a USB port
A USB cable
What you need to do:
If you have a Windows computer…
Start by plugging your phone into the computer via USB port.
Hackers aren’t just trying to crack your desktop computers’ passwords, but also your mobile phones’. With cyber criminality running rampant nowadays, it’s become more critical to ensure the safety of all your devices. Let these security tips be your guide.