You can keep hackers from getting the upper hand by taking steps to secure your smartphone.

Most careful personal computer (PC) users faced at least one instance of a virus infection. It can be frustrating to be said in the least as it continues to provide more and more elements for virus infection. Due to high speed internet connectivity and the presence of large number of malwares compelled the PC users to fall in the trap of hackers. With due course of time, we have seen significant increase in the number of mobile users and now we have seen the traces of mobile viruses on many devices. The increase in use of smart phones there has been a sudden increase of the advent of malwares on Android devices.

If we look at the use of smart phones and especially the android devices, we could see that most of android devices as the similar patterns of configuration utilities for carefully creating the entire android device more secure. Prior to 2004 we have seen that most smart phone devices. Have a far lesser number of users that earlier it is there. With the advent of android we have seen a sudden increase of users of android. That attracts hackers to target android devices. The Google Play store is android ecosystem of applications where we could find all these applications are carefully scanned, sandboxes and, well managed.

There are some of the other android application environment where we do find the presence of malwares and Google also warned users about it before installation. Most of android devices have now become almost similar to that of personal computers and for. This it is essential to understand there is hardly the gap between the computer and android devices now-a-days. Few years back with the advent of multi-media messaging system we have seen the prevalence of spreading of mobile viruses and with the advent of whatsapp and other social messaging system we have seen that use of multi media messaging system (MMS) has now slowly been gone into complete obscurity.

In the earlier versions of popular mobile operating system, such as symbian and others mostly deals with the presentation of not touch enabled mobile devices, we find, that there are many others ways for hacking into devices and particularly the way with which we could find that the emails and the bare basic face book and other social media networking websites just provide the ample display of informations out there. Blackberry operating system comes with its own version of email services which became very popular amongst the professionals and that enable it to become popular. It used secular servers to set end to end encryption so as to provide the most enchanted form of secure messenger.

Then comes the android Mobile operating system, which became hugely popular due to its wonderful touch-enabled functionalities which continue to provide more and more conveniences for smart phone users. It overpowered the entire market dominances of symbian devices which are good for button enabled smart phones but not so good for touch enabled ones. During the emergences of android operating system, the primary focus on it is the usabilities factors associated with touch enabled devices. During that period Nokia failed to create a better research and development arena and continue to suffer the market as a result of this and android filled its place of most of market share of touch-enabled android devices.

Slowly, the number of smart phone users increases day by day due to affordable prices involving smart phone devices powered by Android from Google. Then, came the proposition of serious mobile security due to its convenience as well as the performer and the power to enable the refinements of devices which should not be cater into and move into the stage where we could reach to such and such situation without any slightest concerns. Now, your smart phone has become a pocket computer. Do not be panic though one can learn to use and implement smart phone security without any concern through reading such and such article in greater detail.

Most of android devices come with Google play store and it does provide many free antivirus application. Installed it on your device to make it full proof and provide bullet proof security to Android device. Reliance Jio sim users can download its own free antivirus application powered by Norton and most of other original equipment manufacturers such as Samsung did have its own application environment such as Galaxy App in order to provide another opportunity for users to download free applications. Choose one security application that suit you need to enable it to make it the most vibrant and the security android operating system environment.

Screen lock your smart phone devices such as put a pin or password into it or make it a pattern into it so that when it comes to the hand of unknown users or even the hackers wished to modify it then it cannot be done instantly. Modern smart phone came with many new features such as finger print recognition technology, facial-recognition lock, voice lock and so on. Use Google Chrome for internet browsing, as it could block suspicious websites from loading and getting control over your android devices.Clicking on any of susceptible links could land you into some email frauds or other hackers and for this it is important the mobile web browser you are using should recognise such and such websites and should stop these website from loading into your smart phone devices.

While browsing website even with computer or with smart phone devices always do remember to download any text document or pdf files from recognised and legitimate sources and downloading from unrecognised sources could land you in trouble as it can download the trojan horses or other illegitimate files that can corrupt entire mobile operating system. Download applications from Google Play store only and never ever download from any other sources be it should be the form of free applications. Downloading applications from third party websites could land you in greater trouble.

Most of times original equipment manufacturers do provide two to three updates and then it does not provide any further updates.There has always was in any way out to install the latest android operating system updates, but it can break the clinical severity of android devices and these could and you in greater trouble.

Encrypt the file and the entire storage spaces of android devices. In this way entire android devices became full proof and the data even if hacked into still not being seen and read by others.Generally, full encryption of phone can secure entire data patterns as well as other informations that has been stored inside phone’s memory cards. It is generally a well defined practice to avoid connecting to unsecured networks as these could move into deeper into devices to steal every informations from yours android devices.

If you are using post paid internet plans then it is a good idea to check monthly billing patterns so that whenever the billing amount is on higher side and any billing coming from the unrecognised devices or applications which you do not have installed on your mobile system then it is for sure that yours mobile devices has been hacked and it is time to install operating system with refresh or go to original equipment device show rooms. There is no guarantee as such even if you’re smart phone is always with you still you cannot be for sure to estimate that it is out of any further signs of viruses or not.

These viruses could land into your phone from unsecured wireless networks or from free applications or any other applications that could pose as the normal valuable applications but still it could wreak havoc into your devices in so many other forms. It is time to secure your android devices completely, so that any signs of hacker lurking into yours devices could be completely removed from the stretch.Lock your phone and make it secure always. Change the password of screen lock periodically so that strangers should not guess it right from their mind and that makes the entire device more secure.

Most of tracker devices of android phones should be activated though it has been the mostly the battery chunking features but still one can find it the most beneficial to use it as this could ultimately show the exact location of yours phones as well as if it is by chance be stolen then tracking the device from the distance could be much easier as well as with the addition of Google Map and other forms of tracking methods we could detect the movement of devices if at all at any point of time the device got stolen but can be located with greater ease.

Update the firmware of android devices whenever there is the notification for updates immediately so that the chances of existences such prevalent viruses could be removed from the original equipment manufacturers without any such difficulties. You could download the updates manually or could set it to install automatically so that your phone could receive the latest updates automatically without any difficulties. Most of original equipment manufacturers do provide huge conveniences for users to download updates through its compatible version of the desktop so that it can be installed through USB cable systems.

It is generally a good idea to observe and read entire documented formats of any applications before usually installing it as some times the application permission can move more into privacy proportions and that is why it is important to observe and manage performances of applications in its correct and entirely clear cut manners. Avoid leaving yours phones in market or crowded places and even if you leave it without yours senses then it is a better idea to always lock it down so that even if hacker getting into it still he could not open it and the location tracking feature of the phone could point out exact locations of devices. Do not download applications from text messages sent into your phone by short messaging services, as these are signs of presence of malware infected website and you should not do this on the first hand.

Always update most of high internet usages websites such as Facebook, what app and others so that you could receive the latest updates without any difficulties. This not only secure android devices but also does provide you with wide array of convenience of speed and the faster web accesses. If some of the applications of smart phones have been using heavy battery usually then there are signs of smart phones that could be hacked and it is better to uninstall those applications so that you could save your smart phone from completely draining batteries. Read more on such articles and search from internet and find out the relevant contents and then read out and implement such advices. Android as being the open source operating system it does provide a huge chunk of openness of operating system and it is for users to make it secure.

There has historically been the question about antivirus of android and should we use it or not. Is antiviruses on android is relevant or not? It has been observed that tapping or touching android devices could land you trouble if you are browsing website out there. It is important to make your phone run smoothly so that any such tapping on these devices could produce more and easier access to operating system without any difficulties. Do not enable installatio of applications from unknown sources. Do not allow device administrator status to any unknown applications. Avoid illegitimate applications that have been offered to you from any third party application environments. It is simple. Do not install application other applications stores other than Google Play store.

Most of these applications are pirated applications as most of in application purchase applications are being sold in other third party application stores by stealing from developers state and present the users with completely free of cost and that too with some trojans or with other forms of viruses. It is important not to install applications on android any store other than Google Play store. It is generally an arguable discourse of whether to use antivirus applications or not with android devices, whether these features are worth of it or not is the valuable argument which continues still the day and it continues for ever whether the installation of applications could possibly make android secure or not. It is upto users to decide whether to use such and such application or not but still we could find the presence of large chunk of android efficiencies with the perfection of action oriented security where with each and every form of android process one need to find the most vital aspect of android creativity.

Google also regularly checks out the applications which are full of malwares and for this it has always been the importance part of it to understand that it is android that is completely different from other operating systems be it in the form of Windows computers or in the form of other android operating systems. It is the common sense and out of the box thinking that matters the most. It is simply out here as Google has its own plenty of applications to suit most of the needs of yours and in this manner most of these tasks and the related applications can be used from Google by downloading from Google Play store.

In this manner, the performance out put of yours android device and speed of it can match efficiently it in order to produce the most vibrant and most diligent aspect of orientation of complete android security. All these performance improvements suggests dynamic attention and well required education implementation for flawless performance input of yours android devices.

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Mohan Manohar is a blogger from India who founded Ittech back in 2007. He is passionate about all things tech and knows the Internet and computers like the back of his hand.