RECENT SCAMS: PROTECT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
on Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Privacy & Security
Watch out for malicious applications in your App Store. The bad guys are developing malicious applications with the hopes of making their way into your mobile device's app store - and sometimes they're successful. Recently, over 100,000 people across the globe downloaded applications containing spyware from a reputable app store. According to researchers, this spyware steals personal information like your call logs, contacts, photo and video files, and can even use pop-ups in an attempt to steal your login credentials for accounts like Google and Facebook.
Here's a few tips to avoid becoming a victim:
- Do your research: Read app reviews, but make sure they're not fake or staged! Be wary of applications that don't have any reviews.
- Avoid applications that have a low number of downloads.
- Look for strange logos or spelling errors in the application's description.
- Consider investing in cybersecurity protection for your mobile device.
When in doubt, avoid downloading questionable applications, and look for a safer alternative.