When downloading apps to your smartphone or tablet, we would always recommend using the official app stores like Google Play, or the Apple App Store. But, even though these official stores have screenings and fail-safes to try and weed out the malicious apps, sometimes one slips through. That exactly what happened recently. Here is what to look out for.
The Google Play store has so many apps that many of us have no idea which ones are safe and which ones are not. These particular apps may seem like simple photo or editor apps but are actually malicious. Here is how to protect yourself.
This is one of the biggest malware outbreaks ever, and you won't believe how it's spreading. Millions of people have downloaded apps hiding this dangerous software. How did these apps slip through the cracks? And is your gadget infected?
Before you download another app, you have to read this! A dangerous new malware has just been discovered that's infecting tablets and smartphones. If you download one of the apps carrying this virus, cybercrooks can capture your text messages, emails, voice calls, photos, location and even information from other apps!
Around 500,000 people have downloaded these apps, believing they were trustworthy. But, it's now been discovered these dangerous apps are actually carrying malware. If your phone or tablet has been infected, someone could be intercepting your private text messages.
Google Play is supposed to prevent malicious apps from slipping through. But we've seen report after report of fake apps hiding malware in them. Now, Google claims it has found a solution. Will it actually work, or is it just a gimmick so you won't lose trust in your Android devices?
This is scary! Over 50 malicious apps have been found in the app store, and they're infecting millions of devices. Is one of these apps on your smartphone or tablet right now? I've got the list of infected apps, and the steps you need to take to protect your device immediately!
I'm constantly warning you about securing your smartphones and tablets, but you have to be careful about the things you download. Just because an app claims to be a security tool, doesn't mean it is. Everyone who downloaded this particular app is learning this lesson the hard way. It looks legitimate, but it's actually fooling users into handing over their personal information.