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How secure is your Android phone

Author: ITS

Posted on Mar 4, 2015

Category: General Interest

If you still doubt the seriousness of malware on your phone, you may be in for a shock.phoneinhand

An article released by CNBC claims that researchers have discovered over 5 billion downloaded Android apps could be in jeopardy of being hacked.

What does this mean to you?

If you download an app from an untrusted source, such as an unofficial Google Play store, it could be riddled with malware disguised to look like a legitimate app.

Malware comes in all shapes and sizes, from forcing pop ups upon the user, to stealing any personal or banking information that may be available on the phone.

If you have an Apple phone, don’t think you’re not out of the dark either!

Hackers are creating apps for iOS that are sent through links via texts and emails to trick users into downloading them.

Never download apps or click links from untrusted sources! For more tips on how to prevent malware from infecting your phone, visit UNB ITS Safe Computing .

Click here for the full article on Android Apps being hacked.