Posted on December 26th, 2012 at 8:05 pm by Hannah
A bogus web security app called the Android Security Suite Premium is actually a malware specially designed for mobile devices running on Google’s Android. This news would cause paranoia even among those not too particular about mobile web security. Thankfully though it is not a problem you need to worry about, unless of course you are among those that downloaded the app and installed it on your Android phone.
This news only highlights the importance of educating oneself when it comes to web security apps and doing your research before installing any apps. Just because something looks good and has a convincing description and even great (fake) reviews does not mean that its ok to install it on your phone or tablet. Don’t just swallow spiels hook, line and sinker! Since you are already online anyway, take the few minutes needed to look for a review from reputable sources and buy or download apps only from trusted vendors. The few minutes may be it all it takes to spot the fake and dangerous.
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