I don’t know about you but I have started thinking more often about my phone’s security lately. Any day now someone is going to figure out how to hack into my phone. Think I am paranoid? Then take a look at these recent headlines on iOS and Android:
- In iOS 9, Apple is still trading security for convenience
- First-ever monthly Android security updates start to roll out
- How hackers can access iPhone contacts and photos without a password
- Android security flaw lets attackers in using a large password
- Hackers have finally breached Apple’s security but your iPhone’s probably safe (for now)
Search for security issues on the Microsoft phone and you will hear crickets. Apparently Microsoft does not have security issues and only about a dozen people have Microsoft phones.
We are terribly connected to our phones. This makes us vulnerable. What to do?
Practice safe phone habits. Change your password (or equivalent) on a regular basis. Be careful of the information you store on your phone. If you do keep sensitive data on your phone then use a productivity app that allows you to password your file. Research your phone’s OS and understand what your options. Be responsible. That’s about all we can do. And don’t panic.