How to keep your mobile secure from Malware


    A recent study carried out by Avast Threat Labs has discovered that 72% of Android devices operating across the world are prone to adware and this witnessed a drastic increase over last year as the infection percentage was recorded to be 34% than 13% the previous year.

    Researchers from Avast have confirmed that mobile adware uses the CPU performance in a device in order to spam it with unwanted ads which not only drains the battery but also attracts all sorts of troubles like Ransomware, crypto mining and such.

    It was found in the study made by Avast that the most common method used by hackers to infect a device with Adware was through a malicious app. Typically, the threat actors are seen disguising the apps in the form of gaming or entertainment apps which eventually land upon the device disrupting all its operational resources and turning them into zombies.

    The only way to protect the devices from the rising threat of adware is to follow the following tips-

    Never download apps from online resources except for the official app store. Many such apps are either fake or fraudulent.

    Check the app ratings before download and avoid those which are filled with few stars or many negative comments.

    Keep a check on the app before downloading it and review the permission it requests for.

    Review bank and credit card statements on a frequent note and keep a tab on unauthorized payments or monthly subscriptions.

    Load your device with an antivirus solution as it helps block adware and other types of malware as soon as it identifies them.

    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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