Warning to millions of iPhone and Android users about their settings

CYBER EXPERTS have warned that simply changing your smartphone’s settings is not enough to stay safe online.

It’s always important to have the best iPhone or Android security settings – but you can still be hacked very easily.

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Hackers are getting more and more sophisticated and you need to make sure you don’t make any big mistakes.

A hacking attack can be devastating – it can potentially plunder your private information and even your bank accounts – so it’s more important than ever to be aware of the risks.

Cyber ​​expert Roger Grimes of KnowBe4 has warned against over-relying on smartphone settings to stay safe.

“Anyone who thinks that a setting prevents someone from being exploited by hackers or malware doesn’t really understand how hackers hack,” Roger said The sun.

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“99% of hacking attacks are carried out through social engineering and unpatched software, which no attitude can prevent.

“It’s literally a false feel-good idea; Enabling any setting on your phone will do little to stop attackers.

“The best way to stop hackers and malware can’t be stopped by ‘attitude’.”

Instead, Roger shared four key pieces of advice for staying safe online.

Four tips to stay safe online

Roger’s first tip is to be more aware of social engineering tricks that hackers use.

That means learning about hacks and being vigilant if you receive unsolicited emails or messages.

Make sure you never give out private information to anyone without first 100% verifying who they are – and even then, consider if there’s a better way to achieve your goal.

The second tip is to keep your software up to date.

Tech companies regularly patch security holes in updates, so keep an eye out for the latest patches on your iPhone or Android.

The third tip is to make sure you use multi-factor authentication for logins.

That often means you get a code via text message (or via an authenticator app) when you log in somewhere.

This adds an extra layer of security over just using your password.

But remember: never share your two-factor codes with anyone, even if what appears to be a friend, family member, or colleague asks for it. They may have been hacked themselves.

Finally, make sure you use different (and very strong) passwords for every single website or app you visit.

You can use a password manager like Apple’s iCloud Keychain to help with this

“Apart from these four, there are no other defenses that would have the greatest impact in reducing cybersecurity risk,” Roger told The Sun.

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“It’s the world’s lack of focus on these four defenses that has made hackers and malware so successful for so long.”

If you think you’ve been hacked, change your passwords as soon as possible—and if possible, log out of all other sessions in the app.

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