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mobile cyber suraksha: do's and dont's of cyber security to stop cyber crime

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has provided a list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to mobile cybersecurity. Let’s check them out.

Do’s

  1. A record of IMEI number must be kept to help in registration of complaints and tracing of handset in case it is lost or stolen.
  2. Always lock your phone or keep a keypad passcode which restricts your phone’s access to others.
  3. Turn off mobile apps like camera, video players and connections like bluetooth and Wi-Fi when not in use to reduce security risks.
  4. Update mobile operating system on a regular basis.
  5. Applications must be installed from trusted sources only.

Don’ts

  1. Never leave your mobile phone unattended.
  2. Never put bluetooth in always discoverable/always on mode as the hackers can take advantage of this mode to launch attacks.
  3. Don’t connect to unknown or untrusted networks.
  4. Never keep sensitive information such as your passwords, bank details, etc. on your mobile phone.
  5. Virus affected data should never be transferred to other mobile devices.

By Shahrukh Ansari

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