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Be careful with your apps, too

You only ever obtain apps for your mobile device from the App­Store or Play­Store? That’s good – you should still remain wary there as well, though!

Crim­i­nals cer­tainly don’t shrink from infil­trating these stores with apps con­taining mal­ware. The “Harley” Trojan for instance man­aged to cause 4.8 mil­lion infec­tions this way. This mal­ware mas­quer­ades as a legit­i­mate app, but sub­scribes to fee-based ser­vices in the background.

How to pro­tect your­self and your mobile devices:

  • You should gen­er­ally only ever install apps from the offi­cial store (Play­Store or AppStore).
  • Only ever install antivirus apps by well-known man­u­fac­turers, and make sure that these are offi­cial apps by reviewing the number of times they were down­loaded and looking at their reviews.
  • Install only apps you actu­ally need, and de-install any apps you don’t need (any longer).
  • Restrict access rights for each respec­tive app to the absolute minimum.
  • Make absolutely sure to use an antivirus app on your Android devices.

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