There are a number of things that you should do when using a mobile phone in order to stay safe.It’s important to protect yourself from everyday crime, as well as from cyber security threats. Here are some of our top tips to stay safe and secure when using a mobile phone:
- Don’t save your password in your mobile phone internet browsers. If you phone gets stolen, the thief could access all of your person details.
- Don’t stay logged into apps that contain sensitive information. Many, like banking apps, will automatically log you out after a set period of time, but it never hurts to double check.
- Be vigilant when using your mobile phone in busy public places. This is where thefts often happen, as it’s very easy for a thief to snatch a phone out of someone’s hand.
- Be wary of text scams. If you receive text messages asking for personal details, especially bank details, ignore and delete them. If a legitimate organisation really wants to get hold of you, they will not send you a text.