5 Security Threats to Your Android Phone

There are multiple steps you can take to ensure optimal Android security and protect your Android phone from viruses and the clutches of cyber-criminals.

Here are 5 common android phone security threats, and simple solutions for mitigating the threats:

1. Suspicious Mobile Apps

The easiest threat to steer clear from is malware hidden within the mobile apps you download through the Google Play store and elsewhere. It is important to know where you are downloading your app from and to stay away from third-party applications, as they are more frequently infested. If you feel your phone is going to be at risk from downloading a specific app, it is best to not download the app at all.

2. Email Links and Downloads

One of the oldest forms of Android security threats are those sent in a malicious email. If you have been sent a message that suggests going to a suspicious-sounding website or there is an unsolicited attachment, it is best to delete the email. The easiest way to stay away from this type of threat is to tell anyone that may potentially email you to put a subject title that clearly identifies the subject matter, so you know the content is safe.

3. Bots

Unfortunately, bots are sometimes hard to recognize and may come in various forms. They also may cause numerous issues to your Android security. Bots are sometimes able to act as a key logger, which means they can give your login information to cyber-criminals that will use it for spam or to steal your identity. This threat is best put to rest by staying away from third-party apps that appear suspicious and to avoid downloading untrusted software.

4. Stolen Phone

In the event your phone is lost or stolen, it is a good idea to implement a password that locks your phone from strangers being able to use your phone. If someone happens to find your lost phone and decides to infect it with Trojans or other malware before giving it back to you, they will not be granted access. It is a simple, fast, and easy solution to keeping your Android security ideal.

5. Wi-Fi

Despite being a wonderful way to have internet available anywhere, Wi-Fi does have the potential of causing problems. For example, there could be someone else using the same network as you that is interested in hacking into your activity. It is best to not use sensitive information in public, such as using your banking app, just to be on the safe side.

Apply the tips above in order to provide yourself with the highest form of Android security available.

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