Access to your Contacts should be minimized. In the wrong hands, your contacts can reveal personal information of friends, relatives and colleagues to the wrong persons. Another risk: if the social media site that stores your contacts gets hacked, your contact list may become public.
● On the iPhone, go to Settings → Privacy → Contacts to see which apps can access your contacts. Adjust as needed.
● On the Android, the Contacts app by Google (not available on all Android phones) provides a consistent interface between your smartphone and the web, and it links closely with social media apps like Facebook. Individual contacts can be selectively unshared.
FOR FURTHER READING:
CyberGuardian: a SecureTheVillage Guide for Residents is available on Amazon.
A complete Security Checklist is available: https://www.nerdsiview.com/security-checklist-2/
References for Village Residents are available at SECURE THE VILLAGE: https://securethevillage.org/residents
© Alan Steven Krantz 2021