Have you ever wondered why viruses and malware are such a rare occurrence on Android? Yes, a big bad virus scare will circulate the internet every once in a while, but does it really happen that often?
Self-replicating, PC-like malware is extremely rare on Android, and most security breaches come from (oh the surprise) human error.
The truth is, this Linux-based smartphone OS comes pre-packed with layers of protection. Some are on by default, some aren’t, and some great security features can be pretty easy to miss.
So let’s talk about them!
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1. Permission Manager
No matter if you are getting a new phone or you want to enhance the security of your current one – app permission manager should be your first stop. What’s more, you should revisit this setting every once in a while if you want it to reach its full potential. This security feature gives you a clear overview of the permissions all the apps on your phone have.