Hygiene
in The Digital Public Square

You’re less incognito than you think.

Malicious apps, theft, spam, cyber stalking, censorship, surveillance.
There are no foolproof answers to risk online.
But there is advice to help.

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How to protect your phone from virus infection

How to protect your phone from virus infection

The best way to keep your phone free from malicious software is to:

  • keep the operating system and all apps up-to-date
  • not install ANY applications outside of the GooglePlay or AppStore

Even these methods may not protect you completely, as attackers have been known to sneak malicious software into the official repositories run by Google and Apple. You can also try to install an anti-virus and are advised to enable the firewall on your iPhone or something akin to the NoRoot Firewall on Android.

To secure yourself from malicious code built (or injected) into various websites, install a script blocker such as Ghostery; uBlock for Android; or the Purify app for iPhone.


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