The UK Information Commissioner releases guide to keeping smartphones secure

August 1, 2014 |

The UK Information Commissioner has issued a guide Safer smartphones – a guide to keeping your device secure.

The main tips are included in the press release which are:

Top tips for keeping your personal information secure when using apps:

 

Only download apps from official and trusted app stores. Be extremely careful of using untrusted sources.
Read the information available about an app in the app store before you download it. Check you are happy about the personal information it will be using.
Have a regular clear-out. Many of us have downloaded an app and only used it once. If you no longer use the app, uninstall it.

Consider downloading mobile security software to help keep your device secure.

Make sure you erase any apps from the phone before you donate, resell or recycle an old device, as these may have to access to your personal information. You should be able to find a ‘factory reset’ option in the device settings.

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