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Try these tips to protect your mobile device

The new year is a great time to declutter your house — and your phone! These security tips help ensure you’re keeping your phone free of viruses.

  • Treat any unsolicited alerts or messages with caution, even if they look like they’re from an institution you know.
  • Only install apps from your trusted app source (Apple App Store or Google Play).
  • Be selective in choosing apps – only install those you’ll really use, and make sure they’re from a verifiable publisher.
  • Only enable Accessibility Services or Background Execution for apps that legitimately need it. These high-level permissions are rarely needed for legitimate applications and are common means for malicious apps to gain access you wouldn’t want them to have.
  • Password-protect your mobile device and keep it in a safe place. Change your password periodically.
  • Install anti-virus software on your device.
To learn more ways you can protect your device, visit our Security Center.