The awareness of online security in the current age is higher than it’s ever been, but how do you protect yourself on an ongoing basis? The majority of users achieve this through using antivirus software and password managers. There are further steps you can take to protect yourself online.
If you consider how much we use our mobile phones compared to computers, many users would realise they’ve failed to protect their moibles device. Lookout is an endpoint security option that is available for consumers, as well as scaling to business and enterprise needs. In simple terms it provides active scanning and protection to users for:
- Malware, Antivirus & Software Security
- Data Breach Monitor
- Email, Text Message & Web Protection
- Wi-Fi Scan & Alerts
Lookout has compiled data to show a threats map based on data between February 2021 to March 2022, clearly indicating a few factors. Australians are more likely to encounter or download malicious apps. Second, Android users — while not infallible — are far less likely than our fruity friends to download one as noted by Don Tan, Senior Director of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ), Lookout:
Australians may have become complacent when it comes to downloading applications to their phones, at a time when risks are higher than ever. Across the nation they’ve been using their phones to check in, order food and more – this common usage of phones has perhaps bred a complacency about the applications they’re downloading. But they need to become more vigilant than ever.
Provided you’re installing apps from the Play Store or App store only, the chances of installing something malicious is minimal. That doesn’t eliminate the risk though, so it’s always worth thinking about the best ways to keep yourself safe online proactively.
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