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Review mobile app permissions

Review the permissions each mobile app has on your device. Ensure your installed apps only have access to the information they need and remove unnecessary permissions from each app. Consider removing apps with excessive permissions. Pay special attention to apps that have access to your contact list, camera, storage, location, and microphone.

How can you avoid malicious apps

Be savvy with your apps. Before downloading an app, make sure you understand what information the app will access. Read the permissions the app is requesting and determine whether the data it is asking to access is related to the purpose of the app. Read the app’s privacy policy to see if, or how, your […]

3 Tips for Better Android Security

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 […]

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 […]

Total Defense Detects 100% of Mobile Malware in AV-Comparatives Tests

Total Defense Mobile Security has been rated at the highest level by the prestigious test lab AV-Comparatives, identifying 100% of the android malware threats with zero false positives in recent testing. AV-Comparatives is an independent test lab, known for rigorous testing of security software. AV-Comparatives downloaded 250 anti-malware apps from the Google Play Store then […]

On this day in history – the first computer worm to infect mobile phones

June 15, 2004: Caribe or Cabir is a computer worm that is designed to infect mobile phones that run Symbian OS. It is the first computer worm that can infect mobile phones. When a phone is infected with Cabir, the message “Caribe” is displayed on the phone’s display, and is displayed every time the phone […]