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Are You Worried About The Security of your Android OS?

2 February, 2016 Android


Security is always something to be concerned about when installing new software, updating software or connecting to the internet. Android devices have a reputation for problems with security, but the truth is that iPhones have also been hit with infected apps across over 30% of the iTunes app store at one time. The important point is to be aware of with security issues is to take reasonable precautions to protect your devices, your online accounts, and your data.


The majority of problems with Android apps stems from allowing installs from third party app stores rather than only installing apps from the Google Play store and nowhere else. This is achieved with a setting modification within Android settings which should be set to not allow third party stores when the phone or tablet is first supplied to the user. Once this setting is correctly set, it is impossible to install apps from other app stores.


Beyond that, apps like Avast and AVG offer virus scanning of data centres and installed apps to verify that the integrity of your device hasn't already been compromised. These security apps are usually able to scan new apps before, during or right after they're been installed to check they've not done anything malicious.

 

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