SECURE: Basic DJPanda's 2021 Samsung A71 5G Security Config

Last updated
Mar 23, 2021
Brand
Samsung
Model
SM-A716U
Mobile OS
Android
Mobile OS version
10
Mobile system updates
Automatic - allow the operating system to manage system updates
Mobile app updates
Automatically allow app updates over Wi-Fi connections
Explicitly allowed
AdGuard
Play Protect settings
Automatic - allow periodic scans to protect against potentially harmful apps
Real-time security apps
None
Authenticator apps
None, use 2FA
Autofill & Password apps
Bitwarden
Find my phone
Managed by the operating system
SIM card security
SIM card is not passcode protected
Screen lock settings
PIN
Biometric lock settings
  1. None
Sharing visibility
Off or Hidden - block all incoming files
Browser apps
Firefox
Google Chrome
Content filtering apps
AdGuard
Phone & Caller ID apps
Malwarebytes Call Protection
Messaging & Social apps
Signal
Music & Podcasts apps
VLC
Video & Livestream apps
Youtube
Games & Optimisation apps
None
Secure DNS
AdGuard DNS
VPN
None
Maintenance and Cleaning
None
Personal Files & Photos backup
Google Drive
Personal backup routine
Automatic (scheduled)
Feedback Response

General feedback

geminis3

Level 18
Verified
Sep 10, 2015
858
Nice config, mobile phones don't require an AV and even if you somehow get attacked through a sophisticated zero day exploit it will be out of the AV's scope to detect it because the bad guys mostly attack existing apps on your device to break into your device and gain root access (which may trip Samsung's KNOX counter on your device but I'm not 100% sure about this).

Only malicious .apk files can be detected by Android AVs but that shouldn't be a problem as long as you have good internet habits and some common sense.

Best advice for anyone reading would be to get a phone that receives security patches constantly however Google started to send security updates for critical Android components independently from the OEM with Android 10.
 

geminis3

Level 18
Verified
Sep 10, 2015
858
Yeah, I don't use my phone much but for texting, games, and music.

I try to use Firefox has my primary but AdGuard keeps it from loading. Anyone have suggestions?
Latest Firefox (codename Fenix) blocks external SSL certificates so any attempt of MITM (like Adguard system-wide adblocking) won't work, maybe you can try excluding Firefox from Adguard settings and install uBo or Adguard extension on Firefox.
 
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