Is your Smartphone data protected

In today’s smartphones market, Android is the world's most popular OS, however it's also popular amongst hackers and is vulnerable to various cyber attacks as well. Android security is a big Question Mark in Today’s World. Thousands of New apps are created daily and one gets easily tempted to download them on their Smart Phones. Some of the apps contain malicious code embedded into it and infect your smartphones once you install them on your mobile phones. Regardless of Google's continued claims that its operating system is secure, it's getting attacked by malicious hackers around the world who have found countless openings to exploit with malware.

More and more, Android users are starting to accept that reality. They've found that they're getting hit with malware that causes strange issues with their devices, sends information to the hackers and exposes their sensitive data as well.

The main area of concern is that what can be done to prevent your smartphones from getting infected. Below are some measures that can be adopted to protect your phones from getting infected.

• There are lost of good security apps are available on Android Apps Market which protect your phones against malwares, malicious data, etc. One should install these apps in order to improve the security.
• Android users generally do not set passwords on their devices. Your Devices must be password-protected.
• Staying up on all the security news about Android is extremely important. Nowadays, it seems there is a new story on Android security each day, and threats keep popping up at an alarming rate. Knowing about those threats and being prepared is extremely important.
• All smartphone users should try to avoid malicious and compromised mobile apps. That may be easier said than done. But the Google Play marketplace has a solid selection of reputable programs. But some malicious software can slip through the cracks. And because Android is open-source, some users are tempted to download programs from other stores that are not as well-vetted as Google Play. In those cases, watch out.
• According to a recent report from security researchers, one of the leading causes of malware infection in Android is surfing to adult content Websites. It is extremely important that users surf only to safe sites.
• When looking at Android security, folks often forget about the network. How safe is a connection from an Android handset to a corporate network with all kinds of sensitive information? Ensuring that an effective VPN is in use and accessing corporate data only from reputable network resources is absolutely necessary.
• It’s important to have some type of device-tracking application deployed and accessible on your phone. Tracking allows users to find out where their devices are and, even more importantly, remotely wipe them so those in possession of them can't steal information.
• Google periodically releases updates to Android that address bugs and security problems. The trouble is there are quite a few Android users who don't actually update their software. That's a mistake. As soon as updates are made available, they should be applied.
• Encrypting data is just as important as keeping it safely hidden behind a firewall. Encryption means keeping data safe even when the information is in the hands of the wrong person. Several encryption programs are available to Android users, but ensuring that they have the highest level of encryption possible is extremely important.
• The mobile malware threat started a several years ago. Yet serious discussions about keeping people safe really only started in 2012. What's worse, the uninformed think that they can do what they want when they want with their Android devices and be just fine.
It's high time all smartphones users get cautious about their security and protection as malwares don’t ring bell before entering your phones