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Screen calls to your mobile device

If you’re overwhelmed by the volume of risky calls to your number, one measure worth considering is call screening. This functionality is available through some third-party services and is built into many Android devices via the Phone and Google Assistant apps. It will force each caller to work through a prompt before being allowed to […]

Is your Android AV software putting you at risk?

Android is the world’s most popular consumer operating system, powering billions of phones, tablets and other internet-connected devices. Since its earliest days, though, the OS has had a reputation for being less secure than its primary competitor, Apple iOS. The main reasons behind this perception have included the extensive permissions in the Android API that […]

Encrypt your Android device with a passcode

Android has never had the same reputation for security as iOS or desktop operating systems. That doesn’t mean it lacks useful protections, though. On most devices, you can first set up a PIN and then go to Security -> Settings and enable the Encrypt Phone option. Note that initial encryption can take a while and […]

Avoid unofficial app sources on Android

Android devices provide considerable flexibility in how you download software. In addition to official stores run by Google and OEMs like Samsung, there are third-party storefronts offering many apps that never underwent any security screening. Stick to the main options to avoid installing compromised apps.

Total Defense Mobile Security Scores A+, Ranked as Top Performer by AV-Comparatives

In the Android anti-virus test by AV-Comparatives.com dedicated to efficacy in protecting against the top 1,000 most common Android malware threats of 2016, Total Defense has been recognized as identifying 100% of the Android malware threats. Total Defense Mobile Security protects your mobile devices while you bank, shop, and connect on social networks. A smart […]

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Beware: First ransomware for Android has been discovered!

The first ransomware running on Android devices that encrypts files has been discovered – in contrast to earlier discoveries of heretic software also on the Android platform, which prevents access to files but does not encrypt them. During the last several year, the infamous CryptLocker, which runs on Windows Operating System, has been a prolific […]