For most of us, their smartphone is an integral part of everyday life. Therefore, we should not forget to protect the private information and data stored on it accordingly. For example, in case your smartphone is lost or stolen, it makes sense to use a secure PIN (not a combination of numbers like 1234) and a screen lock. You should also consider installing some kind of anti-theft app.
Instant messaging providers like WhatsApp are becoming more and more popular. However, when using these or other apps, you should always consider what access rights you grant the app and keep them to a minimum.
Have you ever been wondering why using WhatsApp is for free? When using gratis apps, you should always be aware of the fact that: If you don’t have to pay for the product, you or your data is usually the product. Furthermore, there is the danger that various malware is hidden in applications, especially if these apps are distributed for free on the Internet and by little known application providers. Another security risk is the fact that some online communication providers do not encrypt communication (e.g. Facebook Messenger).