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7 essential steps to secure your smartphone or tablet

7 essential steps to secure your smartphone or tablet
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Think for a second about how much of your life is on your smartphone or tablet. It probably has emails, texts, call logs, contacts, browsing history, social media apps, finance apps, saved passwords, credit card numbers, personal photos and more.

Now think about how easy it would be for a snooping friend or family member to pick up your gadget and poke around in it. Or a thief could easily swipe it from your jacket pocket, your table at a restaurant or your home.

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Then there are data-stealing malicious apps and other automated threats hackers like to cook up. And don't forget about advertisers, cellular providers and the government tracking your movements online and in the real world.

In short, there are plenty of risks to the sensitive information on your gadget. That's why you need to take immediate steps to lock down your phone or tablet. I know what settings you need to change and apps you need to install on your Android, Apple or Windows Phone gadget to keep hackers and snoopers at bay.

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