It’s all too easy to accidentally install a malicious app on your phone. This could be because an app mimics a legitimate one; for example, if you want the Amazon Alexa app, make sure it’s the official software by Amazon by checking the source and reading the user reviews. Also, be wary of apps that […]
Side-loading is the practice of downloading applications that have not been sanctioned by the operating system’s official app store. It’s ordinarily not worth the risk, as there’s no guarantee these apps have been scanned for malware. Best to only use the official channels.
Android devices afford extensive flexibility in how you may download software. In addition to official stores run by Google and OEMs like Samsung, there are third-party stores offering many apps that never undertook any security screening. It’s best to use to the main options to avoid installing malicious Android applications.
Although more malware attacks happen to Android users, both Android and iPhone users can be hacked. Common signs include: A noticeably sluggish performance with frequent freezing Strange pop-up alerts Outgoing calls and texts you haven’t sent Poor battery life Use a product like Total Defense Mobile Security software to increase your protection from mobile malware […]
When you download a new app onto your phone, that program often requests access to the information on your device. If you deny access, you might be limited in what you can do on the app, or you might not even be able to use it at all. For this reason, you should use discretion […]
Android is the most popular consumer computing platform in the world, used across billions of phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices. However, its popularity and distinctive structure – under which carriers and manufacturers may heavily modify it – make it a magnet for cyberattacks. As an Android user, what can you do to […]
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