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Mobile Device Security

 How to protect your Smart Phone against Unauthorised Access 

How to protect your Smart Phone against Unauthorised Access

  1. When using GPRS or internet from your mobile, do not browse un-trusted sites or download applications or contents unless you are sure about its trustworthiness.
  2. Always use those applications that are certified and secure, checking downloaded apps for security certificates.
  3. Bluetooth Applications should always be in “Switch OFF” mode, when not in use, or try and be on “Invisible Mode” if required on a regular basis.
  4. Do not ever accept any file from unknown sources via Bluetooth.
  5. Do not entertain any message, with links to a website. Never click on them, just simply delete them.
  6. Take heed of these simple tips and tricks and protect your mobile from getting hacked.

 Setting Passcode on your iPhone 

Setting Passcode on your iPhone

  1. As with all mobile devices the minimum protection that ISS recommend would be the setting of your four digit PIN or Passcode. This protects your phone from unauthorised usage and most importantly prevents unauthorised access to your private information. In the case of the iPhone, a security Passcode is not set by default. To enable this feature please follow these simple steps.
  2. Click the Home button to bring up the main menu
  3. Click on Settings
  4. In the Settings screen click on General
  5. In the General screen click on Passcode Lock
  6. This will open the Set Passcode screen. Enter a memorable 4-figure code and re-enter it when prompted
  7. You will now be at the Passcode Lock screen. You can change when you are prompted to enter the Passcode. The default setting - Immediately - means you will be asked to enter it as soon as your start using the iPhone. But you can change the setting so that the prompt appears after a certain period of use
  8. Press the Home button to return to the main menu.

 Setting the Passcode on your Android mobile phone 

Setting the Passcode on your Android mobile phone

  1. Tap the Apps icon bring you to all of your applications.
  2. Tap settings.
  3. Tap Location and Security.
  4. Here you can choose to “Set up a screen lock”.
  5. You have a choice of pattern, PIN or password.
  6. When you set this up you will return to the previous menu.
  7. Here you can also “Set up a SIM card lock”
  8. Tap back out of security settings and lock the phone.
  9. Enter your pattern to unlock the phone.
  10. After a reboot enter your SIM pin when prompted.