Deceptive applications have infiltrated the App Store and Google Play store, putting customers at risk.
Ranging from apps that claim to increase your credit store to fraudulent lending apps, these could endanger your safety online.
They’re the latest instances of malware entering smartphones, which could access sensitive information – we’ve put the list for you below.
Even if you don’t have these applications installed, be on the lookout for symptoms that your device may have malware.
They include alerts about a virus, anti-virus software you no longer use, a decrease in operating speed, a decrease in storage space, and your device failing to work.
17 apps to delete on iPhone and Android now
- AA Kredit
- Amor Cash
- Préstamos De Crédito-YumiCash
- Go Crédito
- Instantáneo Préstamo
- Cartera grande
- Rápido Crédito
- Finupp Lending
- 4S Cash
If your phone contacts have received emails or social media messages from you that you have not sent, your phone may also be infected.
To ensure your phone is truly safe from hackers, make sure your data is secure – and there are loads of legitimate apps to help.
Password manager apps like 1Password and LastPass do a great job of keeping your logins under digital lock and key until you need them.
A Virtual Private Network, or VPN, keeps prying eyes away from your online activities by sending data through a secure, encrypted tunnel.
ExpressVPN and NordVPN are two respected services that people are using to increase security.
Firefox Focus from Mozilla is a privacy-first browser for Android and iPhone that stops services from tracking your activity across the web.
More comprehensive than private browsing or incognito modes, it makes deleting your history a cinch.
If you keep your smartphone updated, then perhaps you don’t need additional security, but apps such as Bitdefender Mobile Security and Norton Mobile Security offer reassurance by bundling multiple services including VPNs and password managers into one convenient app.
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