Online safety on a mobile phone is comparable to that of a PC but you may have more personal information on your phone that would be valuable to criminals.
Android phones are more likely to come with malware pre-installed than iOS phones. Click icon for a few tips to help keep you safe.
PC firewalls are different to the mobile versions. While PCs connect via broadband, mobile phones use cellular networks and Wi-Fi.
A virtual private network, or VPN, gives you an extra layer of privacy and anonymity, so you can hide your internet activity and location to avoid being tracked. Click icon for a beginner’s guide.
There are two versions: an app or a browser extension. The second is simpler to install but only works on that browser, not on other web access such as apps.
Do I need an anti-virus? Google play protect security centre aims to keep bogus apps off your device, preventing malware and scams. It is not entirely successful, though. See review.