'Download applications from trusted sources, reputable application stores and markets'
BANGALORE, INDIA: Android phone users are increasingly becoming victims of malware and trojan attacks. According to a recent survey by Junper Networks there has been a 400 per cent increase in signatures of Android Malware during 2010-11.
To stay safe, NetQin, a mobile security firm, suggests the following tips for mobile users to follow when using a smartphone:
1.Download applications from trusted sources, reputable application stores and markets, and be sure to check reviews, ratings and developer information before downloading. Scan the downloaded application with authoritative security software to avoid malware in disguise.
2.Do not blindly accept requests from software such as upgrade or update as they maybe initiated by viruses or malware.
3.Be alert and look out for unusual behaviour on the part of mobile phones, such as stealthy SMS messages or extra charges on the phone bill, as this may be a sign of infection.
4.Keep security software on the phone up to date and perform a full scan regularly to prevent any potential threats.