MOI GUIDELINES FOR PHONES
The Ministry of Interior recently released a set of rules to ensure that sensitive information on your mobile phones is properly secured.
To avoid unauthorized access to your device, please lock it with your Personal Identification
Back up your data. It is relatively easy to do, and many smartphones and tablets have the capability to back up data wirelessly, so you can quickly restore the information on your phone if the data is lost or accidentally deleted. Keep your device updated. It’s important to keep both your operating system and your apps up to date. You will be prompted when updates are available; don’t delay installing them.
Do not save all passwords. Some websites and apps allow you to save passwords on your mobile device. This can be a great convenience, but it also is a security risk.
Turn off WIFI, Location Service and Bluetooth while not in use. Cybercriminals and identity thieves can easily access your information through unsecured networks. It’s always better not use public WIFI’s and hotspots as others in the network can watch you and access your information.
Avoid storing, texting, or emailing personal information as it will create a security risk in case your phone is lost or stolen. Install some reliable mobile security applications and keep them updated to detect the existing and emerging threats.
Remotely wipe your device in case it’s lost or stolen. If your phone or tablet is lost or stolen and you’re certain you won’t get it back, you can remotely wipe all your data and information from it. Different operating systems providesthis option as well as some security apps.