Mobile phone companies are now focusing more on the features, structure, size, processor, and many other features to increase their product salability in the market. All are fighting the competition to come up with the best tag but very few are actually concern about the safety and security of the devices and the consumers who are purchasing it.
Mobile phones aren’t leaving any stone unturned to come up with the more or less same features like laptop or Macbook. Like you can select the print command from the mobile devices, you can attach photos or documents in the email from mobile devices, and many other such features. These all out of the box features actually putting the mobile devices more prone to vulnerability.
This is the prime reason behind the increase in mobile threats which clients are complaining all about. As per the reports, almost 46% of the mobile malware has increased in the last year and the new mobile malware like ransomware and ad-click malware are hampering the usage of the device properly.
According to the McAfee report, over the past years including the last year, around 30% increased in the threat families are found in the authorized Google Play Store. And they include the fake version of the authorized apps are outlined to steal the official as well as personal information. There are also some apps which have signed up the clients with the premium version without their consent and thus they are dumbfounded by the huge amount of bills.
The question still remains the same, how to protect your devices from the malign mobile malware? Here in this article, we have tried to clear up the clouds with a few tips to avoid or get rid of mobile malware.
Look for the tips as given below-
- Try to install mobile security
You need to think of installing a strong and reliable mobile security like McAfee Activate who will protect you from the vulnerable apps and the suspicious links. It will also help you to find and lock-down a missing device.
- Stay away from the risky apps
It is recommended to read the terms and condition of any apps before downloading them. It will give you the knowledge about the quantity of the private information they are trying to access or possess.
- Remain Informative
Try to be alert, conscious, and informative, when the mobile malware threats are talked about. Remain up-to-date with the software whenever you have been asked to do so.
John Woods is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, malware, social engineering, Games,internet and new media. He writes for McAfee products at mcafee.com/activate.