5 Tips to Protect Your Phone from Hackers

Celebrities and politicians aren’t the only ones who have to worry about hackers breaking into their phones. We all use our phones for many important tasks. Aside from the obvious ones – making  a phone call and sending text messages– we use our phones to take photos and videos, store documents and passwords and even to do our banking. Hackers can break into our phone by intercepting our phone calls and texts or hacking into the data stored on our phones.

Here are 5 tips to help protect your phone:

Use strong passwords

Avoid using obvious passwords like birthdays, the name of your pet or spouse, consecutive number sequences like “12345” or repeated numbers like “88888”.
A password generator can help you create unique random passwords that will be very hard for hackers to crack. The CoverMe app contains just such a function to help you create safe and secure passwords.

Use a protected app to store pin numbers and credit cards numbers

Don’t just leave your pin numbers and credit card numbers in a note on your phone where they can be easily found.
It’s better to store these important numbers in an app that is heavily protected against hackers. CoverMe has a special vault to store important data and it is protected with military-grade technology to prevent hackers getting in.

Use a phone lock app

You should add another layer of security on your most important apps, such as banking apps
CoverMe lets you lock individual apps with secure password protection. You can select which apps to lock so you don’t need to lock your entire phone.

Use an encrypted communications app

To prevent hackers from intercepting your calls and texts, an encrypted communications app is a must.
CoverMe uses advanced 256-bit encryption technology to protect your phone. Your calls and texts are scrambled before they are sent and only your receiver holds the key to decipher the messages.

Take care of your Bluetooth settings

Avoid using unprotected Bluetooth networks and turn off your Bluetooth service when you aren’t using it.
Make sure “Discoverable” mode is disabled to prevent others from discovering it by scanning for available devices.

These 5 tips can help you protect your phone from hackers and you will sleep better knowing that you’ve done everything you can to avoid data leaks.
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