As we always say, Smartphones today are more than just cell phones by phone or texting. They are like laptops where most users keep personal information, documents, bank details and much more.
Therefore, for hackers and other cybercrime sites, these devices are highly desirable. By their actions they not only get our information, but it may be that of all the contacts. That is why we need to take seriously the safety and security of mobile devices, not only buy those goods with good support and renewal policy, but also very carefully with the apps we install on our smartphone.
How to get a malicious application without downloading it
One of the easiest ways for hackers to hijack or infect our portable terminal is through fraudulent applications. In the Google Play store alone there are millions of apps, all except those tools that we can download online with the installation of so-called APKs. And since Android users love trying new apps, the danger of installing malicious software on our mobile phone is very real
So how can I find out if the app is harmful without installing it? Un fortunately there is no magic trick that tells us that the app contains malware or similar, but we should just ignore it, but also use common sense
First download apps from trusted places like the Google Play Store. Well, the Big G app store is not the safest place in the world, and there are more than a few apps that are able to overcome the Mountain View company's security and privacy barriers, but they usually install the app. From a Google Play store it's much safer than doing it directly on the Internet or elsewhere from unsavory sources.
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Second, it is very important to take a close look at the application we are going to download. What do we mean? If we want a torch app and asks us for permissions, contacts access permissions and messages, we should be blamed. Checking the permissions of all the apps we will install on our device is important because here we see whether or not the developer of the software has any dark purpose.
Third, important though it may not be, check the app release date and developer name. Why? It's not the first time that an app can have bot comments and downloads to give the impression of being a real app. If the app has too many downloads, you haven't heard it of any kind and been published a while ago … be suspicious. Regarding the developer name, it's good to know whether you have built many applications or not. If you are not a developer with a lot of curriculum knowledge behind you even if you suspect too.