Users are no longer accustomed to storing their information on USB drives, hard drives, computers, etc. These devices have gone into the background and now they prefer to save their files on smart phones, Because? simple, because this device is carried everywhere. For this reason, cybercriminals prefer to attack your smartphone, because here you usually record valuable information, such as: personal and bank data, however, to access these first they have to use an illegal technique known as “SIM swapping” What does it mean and how to avoid it? From Depor we will explain it below.
There are many techniques for computer criminals to access the confidential information of your cell phone Androidthe best known are the following: introducing a “Malware” or “Jocker” virus into the phone, or through the “SIM-swapping”, the latter is the most dangerous. The aforementioned practice is a method of identity theft, basically cybercriminals are dedicated to cloning your SIM card, commonly known as “chip”, after doing so they can already receive calls, text messages and above all “authentication codes”, with the that will access your banking applications.
If you have lost your SIM card, the ideal would be to block it immediately, do not give your personal or sensitive data to strangers, do not enter them in browsers if you are using a network Wifi public and avoid downloading APKs or programs from sites outside of Google Play. To reinforce the security and privacy of your information and avoid “SIM-swapping”, add a password to your chip, this will prevent someone from using it on a cell phone that is not yours because they will first ask for a code or key.
HOW TO PREVENT YOU FROM BEING A VICTIM OF “SIM SWAPING” FROM YOUR ANDROID CELL PHONE
- First, go to the “Settings” of your cell phone Androidyou locate it with the cogwheel or gear icon.
- Now, click on the “Password and Security” section.
- The next step is to tap on the option labeled “System Security”.
- Here turn on the switch that says “SIM card lock”.
- Create a four-digit combination that’s hard to guess, but easy to remember. We recommend that you write it down somewhere.
- Finally, click on “Save” to keep the changes.
KNOW THE MOST AND LESS USED VERSIONS OF ANDROID
The list of versions of Android they are listed in release order, but their percentages are not. In the analysis we can see that the most used operating system on a global scale is Android 11 with 27%, followed by Android 10 with 22.3%, and Android 12 has just arrived with 13.5%, the truth is that the twelfth version only it had 6.2% in the month of May, so it has climbed considerably.
There are still doubts if android 12 It will surpass Android 10, since Android 13 has already released its stable version on Google Pixel devices. On the other hand, the least used version is Jelly Bean 4.1 and KitKat 4.4. We leave you the complete list so you can see it.
- Jelly Bean (4.1 – 4.3) 0.2%
- Kit Kat (4.4) 0.9%
- Lollipop (5.0 – 5.1) 2.6%
- Marshmallow (6.0) 3.5%
- Nougat (7.0 – 7.1) 4.5%
- Oreos (8.0 – 8.1) 10.9%
- Foot (9.0) 14.5%
- Android 10 (10.0) 22.3%
- Android 11 (11.0) 27%
- Android 12 (12.0) 13.5%
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