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Pirated Android Apps Are Only Part of the Problem

Charles Ripley | Aug. 23, 2012
The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has seized three websites for alleged copyright violations. The sites are accused of illegally distributing Android apps. When dealing with third-party mobile app sites, though, pirated apps may be the least of your worries. The more pressing concerns: your privacy and security.

Most importantly, though, users need to recognize that mobile devices--whether smartphones or tablets--are essentially just mobile computers. Attackers have taken notice and new threats against mobile devices are being discovered at an alarming rate.

You should use the security controls available on the mobile device itself, and make sure you use some sort of antimalware or security tools to protect your mobile devices, and your traditional PCs from malware threats and other attacks.

 

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