Basic Mobile Tips To Avoid Dangerous Applications Attacks

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    Now days, Attackers  and hackers targets mobile phones and smart phones rather than the computers.  The number of malware application for mobile is increasing.  Infected mobile phone or vulnerability in mobile phones can be used to steal confidential data or  send out expensive text messages without a user’s consent. Some of mobile phone vulnerabilities are still not fixed by the developers and specially android based mobiles are more vulnerable and attackers make them the main point.


        Malicious apps are usually offered for free and being disguised as fun applications such as games, calendar and comedy apps.
        Download the legitimate application off of one marketplace, insert malware into it and then re-publish it on other marketplaces or sites with a similar name.

    To getting secured from these kind of attacks and these type of risky applications, McAfee released some basic tips which today I am gonna explain here –

    1. For the moment, the amount of detected smartphone malware is relatively low compared to malware that targets desktop or laptop PCs; but being aware that it exists is the first step toward protecting yourself and your data.

    2. Research apps and their publishers thoroughly and check the ratings – better to install apps that are broadly used in the market or are recommended by your circle of friends and colleagues.

    3. It is wise to purchase from a well-known, reputable app marketplace, such as Google’s Android Market or Apple’s App Store. One way for Android users to avoid installation of non-market applications is to de-select the “Unknown sourcesâ€

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