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How to Protect Your Smartphone from Online Threats

Every day, hundreds of people have their smartphone hacked, exposing important data like contacts and even credit card details to criminals that prey upon poorly protected phones.

Whenever your phone connects to the internet, it is at risk from hacking by data thieves that target phones in particular, as they contain nearly all of our important information such as passwords, emails and even the login details to online banking apps.

Fortunately, there are a few steps anyone can take to protect their phones from harm and recover their data if their smartphone is damaged or locked my malicious software.

Use a Virtual Private Network App When Connected to Public Wi-Fi

When you are using public Wi-Fi, such as when you are at a hotel or café, your phone is at risk of being hacked by someone else using that network. Some data thieves are known to connect to these networks regularly in order to steal credit card information from shoppers and tourists.

Virtual Private Networks encrypt and conceal your web traffic, even when using a public Wi-Fi network. These services can also be used from home to protect your online shopping and browsing there, giving you extra peace of mind.

Use an App to Securely Back Up All of Your Smartphone’s Data

Sometimes when a phone is hacked, it can suddenly become corrupted and unusable, trapping your files like your phone numbers and personal photographs on the device. There are apps available that can back up data to an online cloud service, but sometimes they can be missing important and more recent files.

If you have data on a damaged or corrupted smartphone, there are services like mobile data recovery by Secure Data Recovery that can recover data from your device, sometimes even if it has been deleted by a hacking program.

Use a Password Manager to Encrypt and Generate Your Passwords

Our passwords are gatekeepers to a lot of our sensitive information such as emails and bank accounts. Too many people rely on using the same password, or maybe two or three, in order to log in to all their different accounts.

Password managers use encryption algorithms to generate complex passwords for you, and store them in a ‘digital safe’ in an app on your phone and online on a secure server. The password manager will auto-complete passwords on all your accounts, or they can be copy-and-pasted from the app to the login form. This means you have only one password to remember, the one that logs you into your password manager, and you can let it safely and securely do the rest.

We keep a large amount of sensitive data on our phones, and not just banking details and contact information. Your phone probably has hundreds of photos of friends and family, as well as pictures from social media accounts. This information needs to be protected, not just from theft, but also from accidents and problems with a smartphone’s components. With a few apps and the help of professionals, anyone can protect the data on their phone, and recover it if the worst happens.

Got an LG Q6 from Fido Store

Last weekend, I went to the Fido store at the Brentwood town center. My old cellphone is Jianguo YQ601. I used almost two years.

Now I feel the old one is too slow and its battery can only run 4 to 6 hours. Just one week before, I received the txt message from Fido. It gave me an exclusive promos. Two years plan, free LG Q6 smartphone. Small plan is enough. So I bought this  LG Q6 at the store.

LG Q6 Specs

Displays

Type: FullVision Display TFT – IPS
Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels
Screen Size: 5.5 inch (14 cm)
Touch Screen: Yes

Camera

Resolution: 13 megapixels
Front Facing: 5 megapixels
3D Resolution: –
Flash Type: LED
Video Camera: 1080p@30fps

 

Connectivity

Main Connectivity: 4G LTE
Maximum Data Speed: LTE-A Cat.6 (300/50mbps)
WiFi: 802.11 a,b,g,n,ac (Dual)
USB: 2.0
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
Networks: GSM / UMTS / LTE
Data Networks: GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz / UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz / LTE : Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 38

Based on the Fido webpage, the bands are:

LTE Bands: Bandes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 17, 20, 66
HSPA+/HSPA Bands: Bands 1,2,4,5
GSM/EDGE Bands: 850/900/1800/1900MHz

NFC: Yes

Memory

RAM: 3GB
Internal: 32GB

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LG Shine Plus Specifications

Overview
Regions available Canada
Technology GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz UMTS 850/1900/2100 MHz
Packet Data HSDPA 7.2, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
World Phone Yes
Operating System Android 2.1 Google Experience
Processor MSM7227
Internal Flash Memory 100 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Yes (A-GPS)
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD
Digital TTY/TDD enables those who are deaf or hard of hearing to use a special TTY device with digital service.
Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.48 W/kg
Body: 0.36 W/kg
Languages English, French, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Talk Time Up to:
252 minutes (2G)
300 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to:
400 hours (2G)
400 hours (3G)
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 5.6 x 1.5 cm
(4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 168 grams
(5.9 ounces)
Rugged Design No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No

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Got new smartphones with Telus

We, my wife and I want two basic phone plan. We have very few calls. We want we can call each other for free.
In the Brentwood Mall, I took three flies from the three major players of the Canadian cellphone market.
Including Telus, Fido, Rogers, Then we sit in the food court. Doing the research.
Our final decision is to switch from Fido to Telus.
Telus can let me have one account. Under this account, I can put in two phone numbers, or plans, maximum 5 numbers.
Any calls between the phones under the same account are free. Unlimited.
That is great.
I am also happy with the new smartphone they provided.
I choose 3 years of contracts for both Vivian and me. So we can have two smartphones for free.
I do not want a Data plan. I just need a voice plan. The phone can support Wifi is a bonus.
I got LG Shine Plus with Google.
The module number is LG-C710H.

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