Smartphones werden inzwischen wie Computer benutzt – zum Surfen, Mailen, für Onlinebanking, aber auch als Kamera oder Navigationssystem. Nur von der Sicherheit her werden sie stiefmütterliche behandelt: Keine Sicherung, kein Antivirus etc. WIr haben hier die wichtigsten 10 Tips zusammengestellt, die Ihr Smartphone Mobile ein stück sicherer machen.

  1. Schützen Sie Ihr Telefon immer mit einem Passwort
    One of the most basic security tips, but one which is sometimes completely overlooked! Having no access protection at all is just foolish. Swipe patterns are ok, but greasy finger-trails could reveal too much.
    Eine Sperre mit vier Ziffern ist essentiell, ideal ist allerdings ein längeres Passwort.
  2. Stellen Sie ein, dass sich Ihr Mobile selbst sperrt
    If you set up password-protection on your phone but then leave it unlocked on your desk for 15 minutes, you won’t have achieved very much. Most smartphones allow you to set them up to automatically lock themselves after a period of inactivity.
    Make sure you choose the shortest timeout you are comfortable with. Two to five minutes is better than ten to thirty, even if it does feel slightly inconvenient.
  3. Installieren Sie Sicherheitsssoftware
    Weil Ihr Handy ein Computer ist, sollten SIe es entsprechend absichern. Look for an app like Sophos Mobile Security that includes malware prevention, remote data wipe, privacy review of apps and an automatic security advisor to alert you to potential risks when you change a device setting.If you’re in charge of securing your organisation’s phones and tablets, then choose a mobile device management solution like Sophos Mobile Control.
  4. Laden Sie nur Programme aus sicheren Quellen
    The Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store take security pretty seriously. They are very careful about what apps they make available and will withdraw apps that raise concerns after release.
    Read user reviews of apps before installing them – if there are any security concerns then someone else may well have mentioned them.
  5. Prüfen Sie die berechtigungen Ihrer ProgrammeApps. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.Many apps require more than the basic default permissions. For instance, you can reasonably expect an SMS app to send and receive text messages just as a mapping app will request your GPS location.
    But something like a calculator that needs network access or an alarm clock that wants to read your contact database should be treated with extreme caution!
  6. Versäumen Sie kein System Upgrade
    Updates to your OS often include system vulnerability patches, so it’s important to install them.
    You might want to be advised of updates rather than having them automatically installed, as early adopters sometimes experience teething problems – but the forgetful among you may prefer that to missing updates altogether.
  7. Seien Sie bei jedem Link, den sie per E-Mail, WhatsUp oder SMS bekommen, vorsichtig.
    Now you can pick up email on your phone, exercise caution when clicking on links. And phishing scams are not limited to email – a text message can incite you to click on a dodgy link or ask for personal information.
    Even simply replying to unknown SMS or email senders can raise the crooks’ interest in you, leading to more pressure to respond.
  8. Verschlüsseln Sie Ihr Telefon
    if you’ve secured your smartphone with a password, a thief could still plug your device into a computer and gain access to all of your personal information. Using encryption on your smartphone can help to prevent such data theft.
  9. Schalten Sie “automatisch mit WiFi verbinden” aus
    Image courtesy of ShutterstockOne of the great things about modern mobile phones is their ability to connect to the internet in many ways, but continually probing for wireless networks gives away information about your identity and location, and blindly connecting to unencrypted access points can let your phone leak all sorts of useful things for malicious actors to intercept and act upon.
    So tell your phone to forget networks you no longer use, so as to minimise the amount of data leakage and configure your phone to automatically turn on/off wireless in certain places using a location-aware smartphone app.
  10. Schalten Sie Bluetooth und NFC aus, wenn Sie es nicht benutzen
    Bluetooth and NFC (near field communication) are great in terms of connectivity, allowing you to use accessories such as wireless keyboards and headsets or make payments with a wave of your smartphone.
    But it does open a door for the bad guys to gain access to your device and access your data, so you should either switch these features off or put your device into “not discoverable” mode whenever possible. Also, be careful when pairing devices – never accept requests from unknown devices.

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