Tips Safety Using Smartphone

Smartphones, as their name suggests, are cellular phones whose intelligence are considered to be on par with a PC.  Intelligent tools also require intelligence from its user to operate them.  The most fundamental thing that is often overlooked by smartphone users is security.  Many users are oblivious to this, and the end results are disastrous.
Tips Safety Using Smartphone
Here are some tips so that users can be at ease and secure in using their smarphones:

1.  Password
Always use a password.  There are no good reasons in putting off using passwords on your smartphone.  The use of passwords is the most basic thing that should be adopted by smartphone users.  Use unique and unconventional passwords.  Do not use things such as date of birth, nicknames, and cities you live in as passwords.  Instead, use something uncommon and difficult to guess.

2.  Applications
Smartphone users are spoilt for choice when it comes to applications that are interesting.  However, do note that even the status of interesting apps need to be checked.  As best you can, download apps directly from its official app market places.  Ignore download URLs from sources outside the official markets of the smartphone manufacturer or OS.  Pay attention to ratings, comments from users on the download page, and also read (if possible) the entire terms and conditions of the application.

3.  Contact Data
Store your contacts’ data with proper names.  Avoid using nicknames like dad, mom, girlfriend, boyfriend, and others.  Use real names in order to avoid trouble should the smartphone fall into the wrong hands.

4.  Update
Always update your smartphone’s operating system to the latest version.  Routinely updating your smartphone helps to optimize its security.  Also, avoid jailbreaking or rooting iOS and Android devices whenever possible.  For those unfamiliar with smartphone security, jailbreaking and rooting are processes that remove all the security features