!(https://hackernoon.com/hn-images/1*5nTA_65bh0rXllEXJhBSlg.png)\n\n1. **Patch Known Security Vulnerabilities** — Ensure updated OS & Apps versions are installed.\n2. **Restrict Unauthorized Access to Your Device and to Sensitive Apps** — Use pin-code or app-lock services.\n3. **Theft Protection** — Install an App which enable you to locate your device in case of a theft or loss. Make sure it also provides you the capability for a remote data wipe.\n4. **Do not Jailbreak or Root your Device.**\n5. **Malicious Apps Detection & Prevention** — Install advanced [mobile](https://hackernoon.com/tagged/mobile) threats protection solution & Install apps solely from official App Stores.\n6. **Phishing Awareness** — If you ever receive a message from an unknown source via instant messaging, MMS or email with a link, avoid accessing it.\n7. **Secure yourself Against Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) Attacks** — Avoid connecting to unknown Wi-Fi networks. If you do connect, make sure you’re using a VPN App which encrypts your traffic.\n8. **Avoid iOS Malicious Configuration Profile Attacks** — Never install or update by yourself an [iOS](https://hackernoon.com/tagged/ios) provisioning profile or APN configurations.\n9. **iOS Fake Developer Certificate Protection**— Never install Apps with developer or demo certificate to avoid malicious Apps.\n10. **Protect your Data** — Avoid saving sensitive data on your device.