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Do I need to buy a new phone, now that Samsung have discontinued updat


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shelleywa

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I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. It's a brilliant phone, I've never had any problems with it. But I do use it for banking and contactless payments etc. so it needs to be secure. 
 
I recently learned that Samsung have discontinued the updates for this model. A quick look on Google reveals that I should now buy a new phone, to ensure security. I try to 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' as much as possible and there's nothing wrong with my phone, it seems wasteful to just throw it out (not to mention expensive to buy a new one!). 
 
 
 
Do I really need a new phone?? Or can I achieve good security with software instead?
 
 
 
Thanks for any advice :spoton:

Edited by shelleywa, 21 February 2019 - 08:44 AM.

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John Scott-Railton's "Digital Security Low Hanging Fruit"

 

Motherboard's comprehensive "Guide to Not Getting Hacked"

 

Citizen Lab's "Security Planner" (Bruce Schneier advisor)

 

EFF's "Surveillance Self-Defense"

 

"Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders"


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Wow, thanks for that! I have just spent a few hours re-educating myself in the world of security. Will be implementing some of this for sure.


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:thumbsup: You're welcome.


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