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6 Ways To Keep Androids Safe

Security managers have their hands full protecting Android devices, but there are common sense steps they can take to beat back attackers.
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1. Run all the patches Google offers on the Google website.

Google releases monthly updates of all the vulnerabilities it finds, and unlike several years ago when sys admins used to have to do Windows updates one at a time, security teams can update all the patches at once, keeping the phones up-to-date.

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1. Run all the patches Google offers on the Google website.

Google releases monthly updates of all the vulnerabilities it finds, and unlike several years ago when sys admins used to have to do Windows updates one at a time, security teams can update all the patches at once, keeping the phones up-to-date.

Image Source: threatpost.com

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7/4/2016 | 9:53:17 AM
More ways
1) Disable all unnessisary services / applications

2) Keep Bluetooth off unless currently being used to help prevent Bluejacking attacks

3) Install a firewall. There are plenty of firewalls that do not require root. (ie No Root Firewall) They use a locally bound VPN loopback to allow the filtering of all network traffic

4) Turn off WiFi when not being used to prevent authentication with rogue access points and MITM attacks

5) Use a VPN on all Wifi networks

6) Be aware of apps with excessive permisions

7) Disable EXIF geolocation metadata on your camera

8) Encrypt your phone

9) Set a screen autolock that requires a pin / pattern

10) Disable ADB Developer Tools

11) Disable visable passwords typed in all apps

12) Install Netcut Defender to prevent ARP Spoofing and Internet Gateway Spoofing attacks

 

 

 
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7/5/2016 | 1:37:41 AM
Re: More ways
good post.

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Gen Chang,
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7/5/2016 | 11:01:34 PM
Re: More ways
I'm surprised you didn't list a browser with adblocking capabilities. All the rest of your suggestions are great. The last one, I'm not familiar with, and so, will look it up. I'm using a new global ad blocker for no-root that's just been published to GitHub. Block This is the name, and if you Google the name, there's lots more information. XDA has a couple threads and readit too.
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