How to minimize risk from tech gadgets

There are many types of tech gadget risks. One of the most celebrated is the explosion of a cell phone battery upon charging that was sold by a branded cell phone manufacturer to a somewhat upscale market. The popularity of the brand, such as the popular smartwatch today, became the basis for the purchase of the units with a faulty battery system. Today, however, the cell phone manufacturer has rectified the error.

Other risks may refer to data loss as a result of the incursion of malware in a gadget’s system. Data loss as a result of malware or as a result of electronic data theft is a risk that needs to be well assessed today by consumers. There could be proactive measures to be taken to prevent the occurrence of risk events from tech gadgets, but it is essential for consumers to know well what they are buying by studying the product specifications carefully.

A possible accident as a result of gadget malfunction could also happen, as when a person is hit by a flying drone which could be attributed to either a pilot error or equipment failure. Or when the drone crashes on water and all flight data including photo and video are lost. This could also happen.

To minimize risk from tech gadgets, the consumer must know thoroughly how the gadget operates. The user must use common sense when operating the device. In using a mobile phone, keep the phone free from interference if you do not intend to surf the web or internet by placing the Wi-Fi in the off position. Similarly to minimize intrusion by malware, do not put on the Bluetooth button unless you have a use for it.

If you want to use your mobile phone for calling or SMS communication, it would be better to put off both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modes. Then, if you are charging your cell phone, make sure you are plugging it securely in a plug where no other cellphones are being charged. Make sure you have a visual view of your cell phone while charging. As soon as you finish charging the phone, pull out the plug immediately. Avoid over-charging that could lead to overheating.

When using a Wireless Stick USB Flash Drive where data is transferred from your mobile phone to the flash drive and vice versa, avoid using this gadget in places where there are a lot of people like malls, restaurants, and airports. The likelihood that other users would illegally retrieve data from either your smartphone or flash drive is high. Remember no password protects the flash drive or the smartphone while transferring data. A wireless flash drive can connect with two to three users nearby.

Avoid using your mobile phone to surf the web in Wi-Fi-installed in public places, since these are hunting ground for hackers looking for data to be mined from other cell phones such as email addresses, passwords, and electronic wallets. Data theft could happen in highly populated places. Just make sure you can use your phone for calling or texting but avoid using it to browse the internet. Malware intrusion could also happen in these places.

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