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Ensure That Your Data is Being Securely Stored

Is your data unsecure? Keep your personal information safe from prying eyes. Secure your Android cell phone with these helpful tips.

With mobile cell phone malware, ransomware, and viruses on the rise, how do you know if your data is being securely stored, away from a thief’s reach? There are steps that you can take to protect your data.

How To Securely Store Your Data

Strong Passwords
The old way of creating passwords was to use a random combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Now, however, even that advice has changed. To really protect yourself, create a password that features at least three sets of completely unrelated words, like “tree,” “roll,” and “blue.” Use symbols, letters, and numbers between these words. It is said that hackers have a harder time with this approach. Whatever you do, do not use the same password in multiple places.

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Use Protective Software
Whether you are on a mobile phone or your laptop, you need to make sure you have antivirus protection in place. Malware and viruses are on the rise when it comes to cell phones. With so much personal data stored in one place, the only way to help keep it safe is to make it as hard as possible for thieves to get in unnoticed. Install PSafe Total on your Android device and PSafe Total Windows on your computer. It’s a great way to keep your gadgets safe and secure.

Really Delete Your Files
When you’ve deleted a file, you need to make sure it is actually gone. It’s an important way of making sure that your data is secure. But, deleting a file is only half the battle. It may remove the reference to the file in the file system table, but the file still lives on in the disk — and could be recovered. To prevent that from happening, you must overwrite it with other information, rendering it unreadable. There are free tools and programs that can help with that task.

Password Protection
Have you enabled password protection on your Android phone? If you have not set up a lockscreen, do it now. Your data will not be securely stored on your cell phone without it. Add in lock screen protection by heading to your “Settings” menu. You can also add a second password to important apps with PSafe Total’s Vault feature.