SAMSUNG’s smartphone security chief has warned users about the worst mistake they can make that could put their devices and data at risk.
Dubious apps are a gateway for hackers to intrude into your device no matter the make or brand. So it’s important to think twice about where you download it from.
dr Seungwon Shin, EVP and head of the security team at Samsung, told The Sun where people often make mistakes.
“The worst mistake a user could ever make is to download applications from an untrusted store and then grant unnecessary permissions to those applications,” he said.
The security expert recommends only downloading apps from reputable stores such as the Galaxy Store or the Google Play Store.
These also come with the added bonus of Play Protect. So if a bad app is detected, it will be automatically deleted for you.
And if you own a Samsung device, you have the added benefit of a dedicated security and privacy dashboard.
It’s a one stop shop for all your security and privacy needs.
In the upper area you will find important information on how you can protect yourself better.
Handy settings include Secure Folder and Secure Wi-Fi options.
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Secure WiFi protects your data when connecting to public or unsecured networks.
dr Shin said it’s important to provide those options because people care more about security and privacy than ever.
“Smartphones contain more sensitive information than ever before,” he explained.
“Bank accounts, sensitive and personal pictures, information about your family, that’s why people care a lot about the privacy and security of their smartphone.”
Samsung recently released its brand new Galaxy Fold 4 and Galaxy Flip 4 devices.
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