Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Tips And Tricks on Android Security To Keep Away From the Android Malware

When We download all kinds of Apps for our Android smartphone, and enjoy what these apps bring us,have you ever consider you are probably in risk? And what’s more, a new report from Kaspersky Labs stated that if you are still running on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, You might want to watch your back carefully when it comes to malware.Android 2.3 version gets the largest users among other android version,so there is no doubt that it is the first choice to be attacked.The second attack target goes to Android 4.0.New versions of Android have a lot less to worry about.

You may wonder why and how. Now let’s make it sound sense.According to a survey by Bit9,72 percent of all Android apps in the Google Play market request access to at least one potentially risky permission. For example, 42 percent request access to GPS location data, 31 percent want access to phone number and phone call history, and 26 percent ask for permission to access personal information. Bit9 discovered 285 apps that use 25 or more system permissions.
Let's see the charts below to see what is going on:

1 The percentage in the attacks for each Android version

2 List of category of attacks

3 The attack density differs in countries

As for this,the malware collect your phone information,send message out or send trash message in,change your homepage,surf the internet automatically etc.What’s worse is that some malware aim to destroy your phone.
So just keep away from third party sites and only side-load apps from trusted sources. Pay attention to strange texts which ask you to download random updates and files. If you do that, you should blame yourself for the coming problem.

Even you are downloading some attractive game apps, think twice about whether it really needs access to your GPS location data. If you download a music playing app, ask yourself if it really needs permission to access all of your contacts and personal information. Make sure you know what permissions you are granting before you tap to accept them, and don’t install apps that require questionable or suspicious access to your device.Some device may not allow you to choose, now Google is working to solve this problem.

For the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean release, the Android Team is baking in new security features to help protect users from apps containing malicious code, an extension of new protections added to the Google Play last month. Users of Android 4.2 can now opt to allow the OS to scan all installed apps for signs of dirty code.

You can choose to install some security apps from trusted Anti-Virus products to protect your phone from malware like avast! Mobile Security or Kaspersky Mobile Security.You can also go to read Top 3 Anti-Virus Android Apps For Your Phone Saftey for detailed information for suggestion.

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