10 ways to make your phone safer, according to security experts
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- The typical smartphone contains tons of personal information, like credit card numbers, passwords, addresses, and other data.
- Business Insider asked experts how people can make their smartphones more secure.
- Experts recommend steps like using two-factor password authentication and avoiding charging phones in public places.
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Lapses like that can make users prey to cybersecurity breaches. To avoid having personal information and passwords stolen, take these 10 safety precautions to make your mobile device more secure.
Lock your home screen.
Use caller protection apps.
Avoid charging your phone in public ports.
Use two-factor authentication.
Update your phone's software regularly.
Turn your bluetooth and Wi-Fi off when not in use.
Stop jailbreaking or rooting your device.
Encrypt hotspots from being used by other devices.
Store passwords in encrypted files.
Use a VPN.
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