Software developers don’t spend days looking for new ways to dump their Internet data package faster than they can use it. Believe us when we say that the updates sent to you are more for your good than for your satisfaction. If you take the time to read the change logs of many updates you get, you will find that there are promises to eliminate errors and, sometimes, bug fixes. In fact, a vulnerability has been discovered in the software and this update is there to make these problems disappear. If you do not install this update as quickly as it is delivered, you always run the risk of not being immune to attacks caused by such vulnerability.
Stay away from public Wi-Fi connection
Sounds difficult, but you’ll understand why, if you let us explain. Public Wi-Fi networks are not encrypted, which means that anyone with good access can see what they are doing on the network. The chances of being a victim of an unscrupulous individual increase if you connect to an unauthorized Wi-Fi network (for example, a hacker floating in an “A1RPORT” network to get away from the main real network). With the access they get, they can not only see the websites they visit, but also the information they enter. This means that all your bank IDs, account passwords and mentions that you entered while using the network are saved. We do not need to tell you how this can be used against you. If you need to use public Wi-Fi, download an Android VPN to encrypt your Internet traffic and protect yourself permanently.
Verify application permissions
Since the introduction of Android 5 Lollipop, Google allows users to verify what permissions their applications have and which ones they are not comfortable with. It is not just a formality, but something that could improve the safety of your units. Explore all the applications on your phone to make sure you don’t give them more access than necessary. For example, it is understandable that the messaging application needs access to your contacts, but we don’t know why a game you have installed might need the same. Verify these connections and limit applications only to needs.