How to Avoid Downloading a Fake App

Recently an app was uploaded to the google play store that pretended to be Whatsapp. Whatsapp is a popular app. This fake app compromised phones even though it looked exactly the same. When downloading an app, make sure to be careful what permissions you give that app. Issues can arrive from giving an app too many positions. Make sure to read the entire description of the app so you know what you are downloading. Last, make sure to research the people who made the app and make sure that they are credible.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dangerous apps, that contain virus or other malicious code, are appearing on app stores under reputable names.
  • One thing to watch for is the permissions the app requests; what it asks for should link directly to a feature you like in the app.
  • Another way to safeguard yourself is to do a little research into the named developer of an app; is it someone reputable?

“Fake apps are unfortunately common, but with a bit of awareness and knowing what to look for, it’s easy to not get tricked by them.”

Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-avoid-downloading-a-fake-app_us_5a147d40e4b0f401dfa7eafb

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