Android – now even more secure
With the summer starting to kick in and making its way in any house you are probably going out on excursion, trip or just cruising the city and using your smartphone or tablet to get answers, directions or just plainly to listen to music. But while doing that you do not have to neglect safety and you can feel safe even if you are not at home browsing the net. Google put today on their official blog a few tools and general advice about how to store and protect your phone or tablet from unwanted entry. Save and secure including a new service which makes it easy to locate its device.
First things first set up a screen lock on your device. This is important if you happen to forget your device in the back of a car or you afraid of someone browsing through your personal details. You can lock your device with a pin, password, pattern (or even your face!) by going to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen Lock.
Next to come is the protection from suspicious apps. Google Play Store is scanned regularly and you do not need to worry about your phone getting infected from this source. However, if you are downloading apps from third party app store or from the web there is certain danger about your security. From Google recommend allowing them scan the file to make sure it is not harmful.
Later this month Google will make available a new service called Android Device Manager, which can quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it (even if it’s been silenced), or locate it on a map, in real time. Manager will be available for devices running Android 2.2 and above, as part of Google Play. You can read the full announcement on the Android blog.
Source: Google Official Blog