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Top 6 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Device

There is a lot of information going around nowadays about internet security. For some people, it is a big deal that their information remains private, and others don’t concern themselves with it much. Today, more and more people are almost exclusively using mobile devices to access the internet, so it is more important than ever that you know your options to protect yourself and your information.

For whatever level of privacy you are concerned about, there are steps that can be taken to protect your information and your data. Here are the six biggest steps to take to ensure privacy of your mobile devices.

1. Software Updates.

There is a tradeoff when it comes to software updates. Older phones tend to get a little slower after an update because updates include additional overhead and features meant for phones with more powerful hardware, and the people creating the updates aren't usually as concerned about the lower amount of memory and slower speed of older devices. Because of this, you can keep your phone running quite fast if you never update your software, but this comes with huge security risks. If you are concerned about security, you are going to have to weigh the options of possibly slowing down your device, or keeping it secure, since the updates almost always have security patches.