Tips from Kaspersky Lab
How long have you had your smart devices for? And how many apps have you downloaded on these devices to date? Is one of them a security app? If your last answer here is no, it may be time for you to start thinking about the safety of your devices that connect to the internet, as not securing these devices can be dangerous.
While the internet provides us with many benefits, it is also a place where cybercriminals are active, always looking for ways to steal valuable information – such as passwords to online banking sites and even people’s identities. In fact, with Kenya being ranked number 49 as the most attacked country and with how sophisticated cybercriminals are becoming, you can very easily become a victim of cybercrime. So, it is critical to arm yourself with relevant information so that you do not fall victim to any trick a cybercriminal may throw at you
Below are 3 good reasons why you should download a security application on your smart devices:
It protects your information – downloading a good security app onto your smart devices can protect all your information that is stored on the device. It can assist to protect your photos, videos, contacts and online transactions from prying eyes. There is no denying that it can be distressing to lose all your photos and videos because your device caught a virus and you didn’t have a security app in place to keep your information protected.
It can track your lost phone – should your GPS be on when your device gets stolen or lost, and you have activated the anti-theft feature, you will be able to connect remotely and track the whereabouts of your device. You will also get the option to erase all the information stored on your lost device or restore it (should you find the device).
You can ‘surf’ the internet safely – a good security app can block all internet scams or threats from cybercriminals who may want to steal your personal details for their own gain – giving you peace of mind when you are online and active on the internet. Furthermore, by blocking such scams/threats, no one will be able to pretend to be you on social media or other chat apps.
When it comes to being safe and secure while online and protecting your online identity and information, you can never be too careful. Downloading a good internet security application or making use of an internet security solution, to protect your smart devices, will assist you in having a safe and fun experience online.