How to Secure Your Android Mobile Device

Heather Parry

By Heather Parry

21 February 2014

As of the end of 2013, there have been over a billion Android devices activated the world over. This isn’t half bad for a Linux-based operating system that first debuted in late 2008. It also means that you’re more than likely to have at least one Android-based mobile device in your house, even if you’re a Mac user by nature.

Android was launched as an OS that could advance the open standards for mobile devices, and since its inception it has allowed developers to modify its software as much as they wanted to.

Critics of Android state that this open nature makes Android-based devices less safe and secure than iOS mobiles and devices, as it leaves them open to being more easily hacked. So how can you ensure that your Android device is truly secure?

Secure your Android device with a VPN

Connecting to the internet through a virtual private network (VPN) effectively cloaks your Android device, making it completely anonymous. Not only does the VPN act as an encryption tunnel, ensuring that all data passed between your device and the internet is safe, it also acts as a proxy, showing that you are in an entirely different region of your choice.

A VPN will also protect your Android device from hackers as well as from companies who would collate your data for nefarious uses.

Mobile devices, much more than computers, tend to connect to a number of free public Wifi networks on a daily basis; with a VPN, you can be sure that your web browsing on your Android device is as secure as it would be in your own house, giving you a peace of mind no matter where you go.

How to set up the SurfEasy VPN on your Android device

But is it easy to set up a VPN on Android?

With SurfEasy it is!

To get the SurfEasy VPN up and running on your Android device or mobile, simply go to the Play Store, download the app, and create your account. Once you’ve created your account, turn the VPN on, and you’re good to go. It really is that simple, and you’ll receive the first 500mb of browsing free!

The SurfEasy VPN service is a no-log VPN, meaning that none of your browsing data is stored anyway. This ensures that your net use is as safe and secure as possible–and means that you can silence the Android critics once and for all!

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