Mobile Security features on Google Pixel and Nexus phones are exceptional!

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Google which released a recent report related to the security feature of all its Android versions has made it official that all those who using Google Pixel and Nexus phones will most likely get monthly security patches on a consistent note from now on. Therefore, users of these mobiles will continue to avail the best mobile security features of all time in near future.

Unfortunately, the security report compiled by Google researchers also indicates that 71 percent of all android users on the five major US carriers are running security patches that are at least six months old. Means, a company which has 1000 employees will have at least 650 devices at high risk.

The Android Security report compiled by Google says that Mobile malware such as adware, hidden apps, potentially unwanted apps, spyware and Trojans; grew more than 500% between1Q to the 4Q of year 2016.

Skycure’s Mobile Threat Intelligence report covering the latest mobile threat trends of 2016 gives the stats of similar sort. The company says that only 27% of Android devices are running security patches which are more than one month old or newer. The finding coincides with Google’s 2016 Year in Review which stated that roughly half of the Android devices in use at the end of 2016 haven’t received any security updates for various reasons.

Then how to protect your Android device from various threats in cyberspace?

Just follow these tips for locking down mobile devices from getting infected with malware-

1.) Do not click on any link or connect your device to public Wi-Fi’s which do not offer proper protection like two-way authentication.
2.) Look for the security patch updates on a regular note and update your mobile phone with the latest.
3.) Consider using a 5 star rated anti-malware software like Malware bytes, Avast, AVG, Norton and as such on your mobile.
4.) Only download the apps from official Google Play store and avoid downloading apps from third-party resources such as search engines ads.
5.) Always use strong passwords which are an amalgamation of upper case letters, numbers and special characters.

Hope, this help!

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Naveen Goud
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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