The majority of the Smart phone owners is having the android platform on their mobile. Unfortunately the growing popularity of the android mobiles makes it a favorite target for the malware writers. The latest NQ mobile security reports says that in 2012 their was an increase of 163 percentage in android malware samples .In 2012 they have discovered around 65000 different malware samples where it was 25000 in last year. So today iam posting 5 simple tips for total android security.
Always use Google play for apps
This is the most important tip , always stick with Google play for apps. .Apps found in other shady websites could contain malicious codes wrapped in. It can steals your personal/sensitive informations , sends premium rated SMS etc .So always stick with Google play for app downloads and purchase.
Always use a good android security app. Find an app which will protect your device from malware/virus hits and keeps alerting you against the latest scam outbreaks. All the major vendors have security apps for android .
Always connect to trusted and secured network and be wary about unsecured hotspots. All networks differ in their purpose and security. Try to avoid public hotspots and wifi for sensitive transactions.
If your phone goes missing, have a way to remotely give it commands to wipe out sensitive data and/or track it down using GPS or other technologies.
Examples of apps which have remote control and location tracking facilities are Seek Droid and Android Lost.
Always have a backup plan
If you lose your phone or in case of damage always have an option to retrieve your important data. You can use apps like backup pro to backup your data.