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How To Spot Scams and Malware Apps on Android


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#1 KarstenHansen

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 05:25 AM

Android offers developers a lot of freedom in using a phone's hardware in their apps. While this leads to some really amazing functionality, it can also be a security concern. Google has chosen to run a more open marketplace for apps, and does not hold content up so they can review it first. There is no gatekeeper for the Android Market. All a developer needs to do is pay the $25 developer fee and upload their app to the Android Market. Naturally, this has invited some riffraff to join the party. By looking at an app with a skeptical eye, and checking the permissions, you can avoid apps that are shady, or just plain scams.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 12:35 AM

By malware, does that mean that the phones themselves can get viruses or does it mean that the phone downloads the files and then there's malware when it gets on your computer? Do phone viruses actually exist?

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

Yes to all the above questions.

The State of Mobile Malware
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