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Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile?

Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile?

Many people let their guard down on mobiles devices but you should be as careful as if you were using a desktop. Here are a few ways to block mobile attacks >

When using WiFi

  • Don’t allow your device to join unfamiliar networks.
  • Always turn off WiFi when you aren’t using it or don’t need it.
  • Never send sensitive information over WiFi unless you’re absolutely sure it’s a secure network.

When using Apps

  • Only use apps available in the official Apple or Android store – never download from a browser.
  • Be wary of apps from unknown developers or those with limited/bad reviews.
  • Keep apps updated so they have the latest security patches.
  • If apps are no longer supported by your store, just delete them!
  • Don’t grant administrator or excessive privileges to apps unless you truly trust them.

Browser

  • Watch out for giveaways and contests that seem too good to be true. They often are and lead to phishing sites.
  • Pay close attention to URLs. Does it match where you’re going?
  • Never save login information. Switch off autofill or user names and passwords.

Bluetooth

  • Disable automatic Bluetooth pairing.
  • Always turn off Bluetooth when not in use.

SMS Phishing Attempts

  • Don’t trust messages that ask you to reveal any personal information.
  • Treat messages the same way you would treat an email, always think before you click.

Telephone Call Phishing Attempts

  • Do not respond to telephone requests for personal financial information.
  • Speak only with real humans when providing account information and only when you initiate the call.

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