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Avoid potentially harmful apps

Reduce the risk of downloading potentially harmful apps by limiting your download sources to official app stores, such as your device’s manufacturer or operating system app store. Do not download from unknown sources or install untrusted enterprise certificates. Additionally—because malicious apps have been known to slip through the security of even reputable app stores—always read […]

Don’t assume an app is safe just because it came from an official app store

Downloading apps from official sources such as the Apple App Store and Google Play is far safer than sideloading apps or buying them from third-party stores. Still, even official apps can have their security compromised or be problematic for privacy. The best way to mitigate your risk is to check the permissions the apps ask […]

A malicious app easily passed Apple’s test track

It turns out that Apple’s strict security system is not entirely free of problems, after security researchers from Georgia Tech managed to load a malicious application to the App Store. The app was loaded with multiple loopholes and was able to take over the device without the user’s knowledge. In contrary to the conventional knowledge […]