Tips and tricks for protecting Android devices
How to keep data and contacts safe from intrusion
By Eric Geier | Network World US | Published: 15:30, 18 August 11
Android doesn't rival BlackBerry when it comes to security and enterprise support. But Android devices can still be reasonably secure. Here are some tips to help you protect your investment, privacy and data.
Screen lock protection
Android supports screen lock protection that requires a numeric pin or pattern to be entered before the device can be used. Though Android devices currently don't encrypt the files and data, this can still be a great way to keep out casual snoopers or thieves. However, you must enter this pin or pattern every time you use your phone, or after each time the screen goes black and locks. If you find that too time consuming or annoying, consider using Unlock With WiFi. You can use it free with one Wi-Fi network.