Things You Should Never Do With Your Phone

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Nowadays, you may find it hard to separate anyone from their mobile phones. Whether at home, at the workplace, or at public places, you can see a lot of people very much attached with their gadgets. However, you need to draw the line between activities which you can or cannot do with your mobile phone. These are just some of those activities you need to avoid in order to prevent putting your safety and security at risk.

Using It While You Drive

Using your mobile phone while on the road can be as dangerous as driving drunk. In fact, there’s no difference whether you’re talking or texting because they’re both dangerous. Whenever you’re driving, you have to pay full attention on the road and should not be distracted in any way.

Ignoring the Importance of Passwords

Some people may think that passwords are only important when they have messages to hide for example. On the contrary, there’s a lot of sensitive information saved in your phone that you’ve forgotten about. Perhaps you made a purchase online and used your credit card. In addition, your email is most likely stored in your phone, which can contain most of your important information.

Sharing Personal Information Over Unsecured Networks

While it may be nice to be able to connect to free Wi-fi or hotspot anywhere, connecting to public networks is a very dangerous activity. You will never know the security of each network and you can risk your sensitive data to be stolen by third parties once you submit this information over these networks.

Downloading Applications from Unknown Sources

There’s a good reason why some operating systems restrict installation of third party apps, which is to give users the most secured and safe experience. However, there are users who don’t like this restriction and choose to have their phones “hacked”, in the form of “jailbreaking” (for Apple) or rooting (for Android). This enables them to download apps from unknown sources, and can risk them to acquire malware or viruses.

Accessing Your Online Banking Account

This modern day and age allows customers to make banking transactions online, and this ability is now extended to be used in mobile phones with the help of apps. While it may be convenient to execute financial transactions on the go, this can endanger your bank account easily. Let’s say your phone got stolen, or someone was able to hack your device and obtain your financial details. You can risk losing everything you’ve worked for in just one careless mistake.

Telling Others Where You Are

Many people find it fun to use social media services that share their locations. However, it is not a good idea to always disclose where they are publicly, as this can compromise their safety and privacy.

Accessing Sites Through Potentially Dangerous Links

You must have heard horror stories of phishing scams which happen when you click links from unsolicited emails. Always make sure to type directly the address of a site in your browser instead of accessing them through links.

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