People treat Smartphone as a central hub to store all the crucial data they had. Yeah, it’s certainly a scary thought.. It’s your choice to store whatever you feel important on your smartphone. But you need to consider privacy concern also little bit. Otherwise, your valuable data can be misused. Here, I’ll discuss 5 things which lead to major issues if we neglect them.
Remembering username passwords for various social accounts like Facebook, Google, Twitter becoming a hard task for every user. Actually, people stopped to memorize credentials, they are using the same password for every instance. There are few people who had security awareness, those people only creating new passwords for every new account they create.
But still 90% of the smartphone users have a common practice of storing username and passwords in plain text format on their mobile devices. If your phone gets theft, you will also lose all this sensitive data. So avoid storing plain text entries of username passwords on your mobile.
Don’t Geo Tag Pictures and Videos
Are you aware of the fact, that your photos and videos carry your location details? Yes, a major portion of the mobile phone users doesn’t know this.
Check your phone camera settings, there will be a special option named “Geo Tagging” exists on every mobile camera application. It stores the coordinates of your current location in the form of EXIF data, along with the photos you have taken.
When you shared those photos and videos on any social network such as Facebook, anybody can download them and read the EXIF data to find out your exact location. So I recommend you to please turn off Geo-tagging from the Camera apps.
Pictures of your Important Docs
I have an educated family member in my village. He used to guide me to carry important documents like Aadhaar card, Voter ID etc. in the smartphone. Not only that person, nowadays this practice became viral in all the educated people.
Taking and storing snaps of important documents may be comfortable in certain situations, but in case of mobile theft, there are plenty of chances to misuse your valuable documents.
If you really want to carry electronic versions of your documents, try to use Digital Wallets like one Govt. Of India providing the citizens across the India free of cost. I already made a video demo of this earlier.