Benefits of two step verification.

Two step verification is a feature where after you log into a website or an application you will be sent a code to your mobile number or email address where you then have to enter it to verify that you are the one accessing your account and not somebody else who has stolen your password. Two step verification is available for most applications and websites. You can enable it through security and privacy settings. You should always have two step verification enabled on any application or website that you use. It’s better to secure your account then regret it later down the road.

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What is ransomware?

Ransomware is a malicious computer program designed to lock files on a user’s computer containing pictures, videos, and other information. The program demands payment in return of the users data. Usually if the payment is not met by a deadline the users data is destroyed or stolen. Ransomware infects a computer when a user visits a maclious website or opens a phishing email with a link to a malicious website. Some ransomware can be cracked if it’s not to sophisticated, otherwise ransomware can be very hard to get rid of. Alot of times attempts are unsuccessful. Out of date or weak virus protection can also be the cause of a ransomware infection. Never take a chance and always make sure to back up important data onto a usb flash drive or another data device.

Should you root your android?

Rooting your android gives you full control over your device which can allow you to do things you normally wouldn’t be able to do on a non rooted android. You can permanently delete system apps to free up memory, you can also overclock or underclock the cpu. This all sounds great but there are also disadvantages that come with rooting your android phone. Here we are going to talk about wether rooting a phone is worth it or not and how it impacts the smartphone.

Security

A rooted phone can become infected with malware alot easier than a nonrooted phone. This is because apps can now have root access to the phone which can leak alot of data. It’s recommended to use virus protection if you have a rooted phone. Be very carefull about what apps you download and what sites you visit. Something important to note is that rooted devices can’t follow through with updates on most newer smartphones.

Warranty

Rooting your phone will void your warranty but if you don’t care about that then continue on. You can always unroot your phone but that may be a little annoying if you don’t know what your doing.

Bricked device

A bricked device is another way of saying that a phone has become unusable. If you don’t know what your doing, rooting a phone can brick your device if you aren’t carefull. If you are interested in rooting your phone and aren’t an expert or don’t know one then it’s recommended to use an old android that you don’t really value much. This way if you do end up bricking the phone it’s not a huge loss.

So is rooting your android worth it? It’s more of an opinion. Because of the high risk of malware and lack of updates on some phones I’d go with no, especially if somebody doesn’t really know what they’re doing.