Cyber-criminals, with its underground activities, are ever more dangerous, keen and merely urged toward sophistication. Cyber criminals are organised into commercial units your unprotected Android device will swipe so easily as a step to steal your personal information.
The most common malware regardless of platform is related to short message fraud and personal life invasion. Botezatu (a senior e-threat analyst for security firm BitDefender)noted that “one of most important things that can happen with Android is privacy invasion.”
Mobile malware can allow cybercriminals to intercept messages, monitor calls, steal personal information, and even listen in with the device’s microphone.
On the aware list are the tagged
But of course you will put your phone at high risk if through your device practices, customisations and or handling.Suspicious Apps to be aware of.
- Apps with outrageous promises, bad reviews and or nearly no reviews.
- Pirated Apps–I have a friend who like to mess around with Apps and come around to show me how his phone can do some amazing stuff. Its pretty easy to bundle a legitimate APK with malicious program and circulate it around
- Settings–Don’t mess around with default settings just to allow your phone perform extra. Often these customisation come at a cost.
- Software Updates—Ensure updates are done and promptly
- Do not activate the “developer mode” on the device
- Do not activate the “Install applications from third-party sources” option
- Only install applications from official channels When downloading apps its imperative that you only do so from legitimate app store like Google Amazon, Samsung.
- When installing new apps, carefully study which rights they request
- Use protection software