Encryption is the process of adding an extra layer of protection to your data. As opposed to the information being stored on your phone in plane text, encryption will jumble up the data to make it difficult for hackers to find any information on your phone.
Many people may not realize they can encrypt their smartphone. Androids, iPhones and other types of smart phones have settings that allow you to encrypt the data on the device. Refer to your phone's manual, the provider's website, or a customer service representative to learn how to encrypt your phone. By adding encryption to your phone you can help prevent phishers from stealing your credit card information stored on the device, notes with sensitive information, or any other data that could put your money at risk.
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