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How to keep your device safe for Testing
How to keep your device safe for Testing
Nikola Jonic avatar
Written by Nikola Jonic
Updated over a week ago

Keeping your device safe, is important both for you and for our customers. In this article, we will give you some tips on how to protect your devices against viruses, data leakage, etc. Keeping your device safe, has also one more benefit for you because it will be always available for testing, so keep your devices safe!

Protecting Against Data Leakage

  • Browser Security

    • Keep your browser version always up-to-date.

    • Do not save the passwords/login data in your browser.

  • Strong Passwords

    • Use strong, unique passwords for all your accounts.

    • Avoid using easily guessable information such as names or birthdays.

    • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA) whenever possible.

    • If you are in a public place, shield your device while entering the password. You never know who is watching or recording your activity.

  • Secure Wi-Fi Connections

    • Use strong encryption (WPA3) for your Wi-Fi network.

    • Avoid public Wi-Fi for sensitive activities; use a virtual private network (VPN) if necessary.

  • Encrypt Your Devices

    • Enable device encryption on your mobile and desktop devices to protect stored data.

  • Secure Your Physical Devices

    • Set up lock screen passwords or biometric authentication on mobile devices.

    • Lock your computer when not in use and use a strong login password.

    • When traveling, make sure that you don't leave your devices unattained. Use safe deposits whenever possible. Never leave your device on the coffee table even if no one is around in the cafe.

  • Regularly Back Up Data

    • Back up important files regularly to an external drive or a secure cloud service.

    • Ensure automatic backups are enabled, and verify the integrity of your backups.

Protecting Against Viruses

  • Install Antivirus Software

    • Use reputable antivirus software on your desktop and keep it updated.

    • Regularly scan your devices for malware and viruses.

  • Keep Software Updated

    • Regularly update your operating system, apps, and antivirus programs.

Protecting Against Spam Messages and Emails

  • Be Skeptical of Messages and Emails

    • Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from unknown or suspicious sources.

    • Verify the legitimacy of unexpected messages or emails before taking any action.

  • Use Spam Filters

    • Enable spam filters on your email accounts to filter out potentially harmful messages.

  • Avoid Unsubscribe Links

    • Be cautious about clicking on "unsubscribe" links in suspicious emails, as they can be used to confirm your email address to spammers.

  • Manage Notification Settings

    • Customize notification settings on your mobile device to reduce exposure to spam messages.

  • Educate Yourself

    • Stay informed about common phishing techniques and scams to recognize and avoid them.

Additional Tips

  • Review App Permissions

    • Regularly review and manage app permissions on your mobile device to limit unnecessary access to your data.

  • Use Secure Messaging Apps

    • Opt for encrypted messaging apps for confidential conversations.

  • Monitor Account Activity

    • Regularly check your account activity and statements for any suspicious or unauthorized transactions.

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