The Hidden Risks of Some Popular Android Apps
Some of the most popular apps in the Play store can be risky to use, often due to security or privacy concerns. Find out which apps you should watch out for.
There are malicious threats lurking all over the Internet. You not only have to be cautious of the apps you choose to download from the Play store, but also of how you choose to interact with the apps you download. Whether you’re browsing the Internet or checking out a new app, you should always be cautious of the links you click or the information that you share. But there are other ways you can improve your safety online, too. Click here to use Anti-Hacking to protect your information and keep your device secure:
Popular Apps Can be Infected with Hidden Malware
Some apps in the Play store can become infected with malware without the developer knowing, as was the case with the 130 Android apps that were accidentally infected with malicious coding during development. It’s also possible for malware to be secretly added to an app’s software update. By the time this type of hidden malware is discovered, it’s often too late — many users have already been infected. To protect yourself against similar scenarios, be sure to run a Security Scan on your device after downloading a new app to quickly check your device for hidden threats:
Hidden Risks of Social Media Apps
Social networking apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can have a lot of hidden risks. Social media apps are a popular place for malicious bots and hackers alike. While many Internet users may be more cautious of unknown links in emails or on web pages, they might be more trusting of links posted on social media — even if from an unknown source. You should also be wary of what information you post on social media; you never know who might be watching you.