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How to Manage Your Smartphone’s Security

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Wouldn’t it be great if your smartphone came complete with all the security you need, right out of the box? Unfortunately, while some manufacturers try, there are simply too many threats out there. Also, a lot of what we consider “security” is nothing more than user habits. But don’t fret, because there are ways you can manage your smartphone’s security.

By now you’re probably asking “What does it matter? I’m not a celebrity or a politician. Nobody’s interested in my data.” It’s a fair point.

But get this.

Your photos and the hours you spent playing Angry Birds aren’t the only things that criminals, corporations, and governments are after. Check it out.

Common Privacy Issues

We’ve already talked about some of the common hacks criminals (and others) use to access your data. But did

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Who’s Spying On You’re Phone?

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So you’ve heard. All your favourite phone apps are spying on you. But they’re only doing it to serve you ads. After all, it’s fairly harmless, and you’ve got nothing to hide, right?

Hold up a moment.

How would you feel if you learned that those apps were recording your conversations with your phone’s microphone when you weren’t even using your phone? What if you then learned those personal conversations were shared with government security organizations around the world? Ok, less fun 🙁

Suppose you have nothing to hide from the government, criminals can gain the same access using your phone to steal this information.

Oh, and that company phone, your employer could be tracking everything you do.

Ouch!

We talked about some common hacks used to access people’s personal data. But sometimes hacks aren’t

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