SETTING UP YOUR LOCK SCREEN Located Under • My Device • Lock Screen LOCK SCREEN • Set up lock screen settings. • Set up lock screen widgets - Thing you can see when the phone is locked. • Lock Automatically – Set how long your phone waits before it locks. • Lock instantly with power key. LOCK SCREEN TYPES AND SECURITY LEVELS • SWIPE - SWIPE YOUR FINGER TO UNLOCK THE PHONE. (NO SECURITY) • FACE UNLOCK – PHONE USES FACE RECOGNITION TO UNLOCK THE PHONE. (LOW SECURITY) • PATTERN – ENTER A PATTERN ON A GRID TO UNLOCK THE PHONE. (MEDIUM SECURITY) • PIN – USE A SET OF NUMBERS TO UNLOCK THE PHONE. (MEDIUM TO HIGH SECURITY) • PASSWORD – USE A PASSWORD TO UNLOCK THE PHONE. (HIGH SECURITY) USE CAUTION WHEN USING PUBLIC NETWORKS Some reasons why you shouldn’t use public hot spots: • Unknown security • You are sharing a network with people you do not know • You become at high risk for man-in-the-middle attacks If you have to use a public hot spot: • Avoid accessing personal accounts (email, social media) • Never check bank accounts or perform any financial transactions • Try to make sure your connections are secure (https: instead of http:) STORAGE ENCRYPTION • ENCRYPTS YOUR DATA ON YOUR PHONE, SO IF SOMEONE DOES GET IT, THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO USE IT. • • YOU CAN ENCRYPT YOUR PHONE AND SD CARD. • LOCATED UNDER • • MORE SECURITY IT WILL HAVE YOU SET UP A PIN AND WALK YOU THROUGH THE ENCRYPTION PROCESS. DO NOT INSTALL APPS FROM UNKNOWN SOURCES Installing apps that have not been added to the Google Play store can open your phone for security risks. These apps can also cause other issues with your phone. INSTALL AN ANTI-MALWARE OR SECURITY APP • DIFFERENT APPS HAVE DIFFERENT FEATURES. MAKE SURE YOU READ AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE APP DOES AND HOW IT PROTECTS YOU. • SOME OF THE BETTER APPS INCLUDE: • ANTI-MALWARE AND VIRUS SCANNING • REMOTE LOCK AND WIPE YOUR PHONE • TRACK YOUR PHONE’S LOCATION • REMOTE PHOTO CAPTURING AND TEXTING/EMAILING. MAKE SURE SECURITY UPDATES ARE INSTALLED Make sure automatic updates are turned on. • Go to security settings. • Then security policy updates. • Make sure the box is checked next to automatic updates. KNOW WHAT PERMISSIONS APPS USE BEFORE INSTALLING THEM • DIFFERENT APPS NEED DIFFERENT PERMISSIONS TO FUNCTION. • BEFORE YOU INSTALL ANY APP FROM THE PLAY STORE, YOU ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ WHAT PERMISSIONS THE APP USES. • READ ALL PERMISSIONS SO YOU KNOW WHAT THE APP IS DOING BEFORE YOU INSTALL IT. • EXAMPLE - AN APP MIGHT BE USING OR EVEN LOGGING YOUR LOCATION, YOU MIGHT NOT EVEN KNOW IT UNLESS YOU READ THESE PERMISSIONS. TURN OFF BLUETOOTH AND OTHER CONNECTION SERVICES WHEN NOT IN USE These services allow other devices to connect to your device for different purposes. They can be very useful, but make sure they are turned off when not in use. Some of these easily can be controlled from your notification window. Examples • Bluetooth – Uses a wireless technology to connect mostly peripherals, but can also be used for data transfer. • Hotspot – Allows other devices to connect to the Internet through your phone. • NFC (Near Field Communication) – For wireless data transfer. Similar to Bluetooth, but is limited to a very short distance. • Screen Mirroring – Allows you to display your phone on other devices. THAT’S IT, BASIC PROTECTION IN A NUTSHELL The Aransas Pass Police Department is always available for assistance. Should you have any questions or concerns about this tutorial, contact us at 361-758-5224, https://appolice.com/contact-us/, or email us directly at [email protected] If you have suggestions for other tutorials, we’d love to hear ‘em too! Presentation written by David Offalter.