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Thread: What security risks are involved on using apps in Android Phone?

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    Apr 2012

    What security risks are involved on using apps in Android Phone?

    As with this latest technology and most of us using Android Phone, there comes a number of threats which are not recognized to. Most of us try with downloading recent apps which are not concerned to the security threat involved. So there can be a possibility that our android device could be affected with some threats, I am an regular android player and like to play and experiment on most of the apps released recently, I though first of all make sure about the security level , but as a end user , how come I know which app is causing changes and interpreting with my device. I am not a software developer and not have enough time for all investigations. But just wanted to look over security programs which will keep my device intact with maximum protection. As my title suggests , I am also looking for some information which will be helpful while using apps on my android device. So could you provide me the same.

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    Mar 2011

    Re: What security risks are involved on using apps in Android Phone?

    Majority of internet users are conscious of the significance of installing and sustaining security software to combat the ever-growing risk of nasty code, but this alertness has been far slower to drift to mobile devices. Smartphone users are at particular threat when it comes to handhelds, and what many don’t think is that these ever more resourceful pocket-sized devices, at first intended to just make calls on the move, have now efficiently become miniature computers. Just as with desktop and notebook computers, the final liability for protection of private information falls to the user. A mixture of responsiveness and the use of efficient safety software is the only sure-fire means to decrease the possibility of being at threat, and is something that is in advance amplified focus following current information. though, unlike threats that are proposed for other stages, those imposed on the mobile market do vary in that the trading of susceptible information is being under attack ahead of nasty damage.

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    May 2011

    Re: What security risks are involved on using apps in Android Phone?

    The easiest hazard to steer clear from is malware concealed within the mobile apps you download through the Google market or from another place. It is essential to make out where you are downloading your app from and to stay away from third-party applications, as they are more commonly infected. If you experience your phone is going to be at threat, it is most excellent to not download the app by any means. In addition, one of the oldest figures of Android security threats are those sent in a nasty email. If you have been sent a message that proposes going to a suspicious-sounding website or there is an unwanted add-on, it is best to remove the email. The easiest means to excuse yourself from this sort of risk is to tell anyone that might potentially email you to put a topic title that evidently recognizes the subject matter, so you can make out the content is protected.

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    Re: What security risks are involved on using apps in Android Phone?

    To begin with some more information, Android is a well-liked Linux-based OS for mobile devices for Smartphone’s as well as tablets.Android has a huge community of developers producing apps that expand the utility of the devices. As it came from some sources that there are 450,000+ apps accessible for Android. With such quick expansion, it can be tough to get to started accepting the features accessible for Android. So , Rogue apps are in charge for a rising proportion of malware and bugs sharing. Here are chief safety measures and tips to assist keeping your data with individual info secure and evade viruses on your Android powered devices.
    You need to research before you Download any App. You need to stay away from hacked/pirated editions of an app , together with the websites that support these. This is how the bulk of malware viruses on Android disperse. In addition, you also need to understand Permissions. You would have some types of Dangerous Programs and according to me, I suppose the below mentioned are some common threats from Android applications.
    1) When the app actions the user into giving it permissions it does not require to do its work.
    2) When the app conceals malicious code behind genuine permissions.
    3) When the app prompts the user into entering in private information or susceptible data.

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