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Stay away from unofficial Android app stores

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.

How to disable in-app purchases

The advent of the modern smartphone came with a slew of marketing with the slogan “there’s an app for that.” And it’s all but true: there’s an app for nearly any and everything. A lot of these apps come for the low, low price of free, but of course, there’s a catch. Free apps can […]

Avoid third-party mobile app stores

Mobile phone and tablet software should be evaluated by approval teams to ensure their quality and security. These procedures are routine on official app stores but cannot be assured with third-party sources. Consequently, stay clear of unofficial storefronts or sideloaded apps from websites.

Only install apps from trusted sources

Before downloading an app, conduct research to ensure the app is legitimate. Checking the legitimacy of an app may include such thing as: checking reviews, confirming the legitimacy of the app store, and comparing the app sponsor’s official website with the app store link to confirm consistency. Many apps from untrusted sources contain malware that […]

Avoid side-loading apps

Side-loading is the practice of downloading applications that have not been approved by the operating system’s official app store. It’s usually not worth the risk, as there’s no assurance these apps have been scanned for malware. Stick to the official channels.

Flappy Bird goes viral – literally

According to reports, about 80 percent of the clonings of the popular smartphone game ‘Flappy Bird’ contain virus. The viruses were observed sending messages and making phone calls without permission, while their main goal is to call premium numbers in order to steal money from users. Other than that, they can gather information about the […]