How secure are iOS and Android
If you have an iPhone or iPad, you don’t need to be afraid of hackers. The system is very closed in itself, so it is almost impossible to hack it – only if you get all your passwords and device right in your hands. However, if you jailbreak it, it made it partially vulnerable.
Unfortunately, the situation looks different with Android gadgets. Most of the viruses targeting smartphones were developed specifically for the Android system. Unfortunately, since the operating system is very open, it is easy for hackers to get into it.
Jailbreak and Root Rights
Jailbreak or Root access operation removes certain security elements of your iOS or Android smartphone. Of course, this will allow you, for example, to install additional applications for free, but at the same time you make your smartphone an easy prey for scammers.
Even if jailbreak or Root rights provide many benefits, you are missing important security features. And it is easier for potential attackers to hack into the device.
How to protect your phone from being hacked by hackers
There are several ways in which you can protect yourself from hacker attacks.
Updates: Update your firmware regularly. This will help your smartphone always have the most up-to-date protection.
Applications: Android users and devices that have been jailbroken or rooted should be careful when installing new software. If you want to install a program that you found not in well-known app stores, then remember that it can contain viruses and steal your data.
Wi-Fi: Only connect to wireless networks that are password protected. By connecting to public Wi-Fi, you can say inviting hackers on a tour on your smartphone.
Bluetooth: Another vulnerability is Bluetooth connectivity. Here, hackers can connect to your phone while being close to you without you even noticing it. Therefore, turn off Bluetooth when you are not using it. It will also help conserve battery power.
Messages: Under no circumstances open links from letters or SMS messages, the senders of which you do not know. We advise you to immediately delete MMS messages from unknown contacts. This also applies to spam.
Protection: Especially on Android smartphones, we recommend installing an additional application to check the downloaded files. Avast Security, Kaspersky Antivirus, Bitdefender Mobile Security and Avira Antivirus Security offer good and free protection.