How can Apple and Android users avoid cyber crimes by hackers Tips and Tricks

CERT-In Alert: The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), the cybersecurity wing of the Government of India, has issued a 'high' severity alert about vulnerabilities affecting smartphones powered by Google's Android mobile operating system. According to the details shared by the Cyber ​​Security Wing of the Government of India, there are shortcomings i.e. bugs in the OS of Android devices due to problems with different hardware components. These include Framework, System, MediaTek Components, Widevine, Qualcomm Components and Qualcomm Closed Source Components.

Government cyber security wing's warning

Apart from this, CERT-In has made a separate post, in which it has also issued a warning for Apple users. Cyber ​​Security Wing has informed about the presence of bugs in all Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, PCs and even Apple Vision Pro, which can prove to be a big threat to the privacy of users.

If we understand the damage caused by these bugs present in Apple and Android devices in simple language, then hackers can steal any secure and private data present in the mobile of any user. Users can control their phones, steal bank account details, blackmail users, steal personal photos, even get the numbers of people in your contacts and blackmail them in your name. Can.

In such a situation, the question arises that what is the way to avoid such hackers and the cyber crimes committed by them. Let us tell you about those measures in this article, after which you can secure your Android and iOS devices from hackers to a great extent.

Android device security updates

  • Google has already released a security patch to fix the problem in devices running Android operating system.
  • Samsung has also released the latest security patch update for its users.
  • Therefore, users of Google Pixel and Samsung smartphones can download the latest version of the OS present in their devices to protect their devices from hackers and cyber crimes committed by them.

Important tips for Android device users

Users using Android phones of any company should go to their phone's settings from time to time and check for updates and download the latest OS version of their device.

Companies constantly improve their OS and update the latest security patches in it, so that the users using their devices remain safe from the threat of hackers.

Apart from this, Android users should keep their phone's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and location off when not needed.

Any public Wi-Fi network should not be used, even if free Wi-Fi is available there.

You should use your personal Wi-Fi and always keep updating the strong password in it.

The password of your device should never be your name, birthday, marriage day, mother's name, father's name or any such name or numbers that your friends or relatives know.

The password of your device should always be made with a strong combination of letters, numbers and characters.

Do not save any of your passwords in places like cloud or Google Drive to remember them, because hackers can easily gain access to your cloud or drive and know all the passwords.

One should always keep an eye on the warnings issued by the government and companies and follow the necessary instructions.

Apple device security updates

Apple has already released security patches for these bugs. Apple device users will have to download the latest OS of Apple iOS devices on their devices. Let us tell you the names of the latest security updates in Apple devices:

  • VisionOS 1.1.1
  • Safari version 17.4.1 on macOS Monterey and macOS Ventura
  • macOS Ventura version 13.6.6
  • macOS Sonoma version 14.4.1
  • iPadOS 17.4.1 and iOS version 17.4.1
  • iOS 16.7.7 and iPadOS 16.7.7

Apple users, apart from downloading these latest security patches in their respective iOS devices, also remember these important security tips mentioned below.

Important tips for Apple device users

Users should always update Apple iOS, iPadOS, macOS and VisionOS to the latest version with all required security patches.

To reduce the risk of hackers gaining unauthorized access to your device, never connect your device to an unsecured or public Wi-Fi network.

You should always connect your mobile only to your personal WiFi and keep a strong password in your personal WiFi also. Do not share the password of your personal WiFi to any unknown person.

Always use two-factor authentication (2FA) on your device to protect important personal information, such as bank details, on your device.

Be careful while downloading any app or software and to reduce the risk of malware, download the app or software only from the Apple App Store and from a reputable source.

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