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Users are Responsible for Loosing Data, NOT the Android OS

Users are Responsible for Loosing Data, NOT the Android OS
Users are Responsible for Loosing Data, NOT the Android OS

There has been a misconception all around the world that Android lacks sufficient measures of data security, whereas, the fact is that Android as an Operating System is quite secure. The Google’s OS is equipped with multiple layers of security and requires your (user’s) permission to perform almost anything that can lead you to some kind of data leakage. Android is a user friendly Operating System and it actually trusts its users and developers. The Operating System is kind of an open system and it gives the freedom to developers to make big changes in it, these changes may destruct the data security barriers of the Android.

Android Operating System asks you on every step what to install or from where to install that reflects the data security concern, but, the user (you) have the final say. IT experts rate this characteristic of Android as a threat, however, that feature is not the real threat, but, the actual danger to a user’s data is the user himself. Android lets you enjoy the great power and there is always greater responsibility for the great power. Android is not lacking the data security tools, but, the guilty of leaking data is you. So, you need to beware of security lacking and instead of making the security of your Android weak, you should strengthen it with a security app like Folder Lock for Android.

If you just talk about Android, it does quite a reasonable job regarding sharing as little information as possible during procedures and no app can make its way in the depth of your database without your due consent. When an app is going to be installed, it has to pass a number of stages. First, the app that is to be installed needs the user’s help by enabling the installation from an unknown source. After that, it has to get passed from the Google’s “Verify Apps” security feature that checks an APK against its own database. Then it requires a last consent from the user, even after that whenever the Android device will run that app, it will ask or warn the user of the damage that this app can make.

So, the actual reason of mobile malware is not the Operating System, but, the user himself. It does not matter which OS you are using, once you give your OS the permission to let the infectious program to attack you, the security of the OS will not be able to do anything. Before downloading any app, it is recommended to have a glance at its reviews and ratings, although it is a terrible way of measuring any app’s efficiency, but, it can give a rough idea regarding the weird and immoral behavior of the application. Also, pay attention to the messages that pop up during the downloading of the app, do not accept all the condition without reviewing them, and just do not give access to your personal information needlessly. Android security is in your hand, so be smart and keep your data safe.

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About Mohammad Irfan Ali

Mohammad Irfan Ali
Mohammad Irfan is the Lead Content Strategist at NewSoftwares. His main interest is in web related threats, phishing scams and social networking hoaxes. He is the admin of Talk Security and regulates the publication of all blogposts.

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