I continually notice people doing some really foolish and naïve things with their phones that put their privacy and security at risk. Clearly, there are malicious people in the world (not the FBI or parents) who would like nothing more than to pilfer the contents of our phones or figure out when we’re not home. There are also feckless advertisers out there who seem bent on ruining our web browsing experience. So, it’s essential that we understand the security and privacy settings of our mobile devices. Below is a crash course.1 I’ve also put together a short security guide to walk you through all the steps.
I’ll be giving iPhone examples, but there are equivalents for most items on Android.↩