Thiagoo Mobile Security Configuration 2021

Last updated
Jun 13, 2021
Brand
Samsung
Model
Galaxy J8 (SM-J810M)
Phone OS
Android
Phone OS version
Android 10 (OneUI 2.0) with latest Android security patch available (May 1 2021)
Phone OS updates
Automatic updates
App store(s) updates
Allow Auto-app update on WiFi only
Phone unlock
Biometric security
    • Fingerprint(s)
SIM card
No code
Find my Phone
On
Security & Privacy Apps
Sophos Intercept X
Browser
Bromite, Samsung Internet
Password manager
Bitwarden
Authenticator
Google Authenticator
Phone & Caller ID
Malwarebytes Call Protection
Messaging
WhatsApp
Music & Podcasts
YouTube Music
Entertainment
YouTube, Mobizen (screen recording)
Games
I still haven't installed any games on this phone, but i will install them later.

For optimization, i use SD Maid (Pro), Link2SD (Plus version, to disable/freeze some apps), and built-in Samsung cleaning utility.
Files & Photos backup
Dropbox
Files & Photos backup routine
Automatic
Notable changes
-Switched from Cloudflare 1.1.1.1 to NextDNS.
Feedback response

I am partially satisfied. General feedback is greatly appreciated, to make improvements to my overall security / privacy.

F

ForgottenSeer 85179

Mobile OS version:
Android 10 (OneUI 2.0) with latest security patch
Which one?
Samsung is known for bad update policy so you need to be more specific.

SIM card security:
SIM card is not passcode protected
You should enable it.

Secure DNS:
Cloudflare
Cloudflare is bad at malware and phishing protection. Better use NextDNS or Quad9

Anyway, nice to see you're using Bromite (y)
 

Thiagoo

Level 3
Thread author
May 10, 2021
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Which one?
Samsung is known for bad update policy so you need to be more specific.


You should enable it.


Cloudflare is bad at malware and phishing protection. Better use NextDNS or Quad9

Anyway, nice to see you're using Bromite (y)
It's the May 1 2021 security patch, added it to the topic

I'll enable it and update it here when i do it.

And yep, NextDNS looks way better than Cloudflare (especially on the experimental blocking trackers feature for vendors like Samsung, looks interesting) so I'll switch.