Is the nexus of your personal data,ta
militaristic control over what is and isn’t allowed on its platform. Android sacrifices security to the god of openness and is therefore considered pretty ridiculously hackable out of the box.
Russian IT security firm Kaspersky Lab released research last week showing that malicious software targeting Android had grown by 34% from November 2013 until now. There are now more than 10m malicious apps for Android f loating around on the Internet.
Said the report: “In most cases malicious programmes target the user’s f inancial information. This was the case, for example, with the mobile version of Carberp Trojan that originated in Russia. It steals user credentials as they are sent to a bank server. According to Kaspersky Lab experts, the majority of malicious Android applications are currently developed in Russia.” Ironic, that. Kaspersky’s mobile security experts have some recommendations for those looking to secure their devices, however. It recommends:
Not activating the ‘developer mode’ on the device.
Avoiding the ‘ Install applications from third-party sources’ option in Settings.
Only installing applications from official channels, chief ly the Google Play Store.
When installing new apps, carefully study which rights they request from the operating system, such as accessing your address book, for example.
Use protection software on your phone.