Got scratching my head about what title i should give this particular post, well after watching the “man with the Iron fist” movie let’s just say i settled with a kind of action movie title…lool!
Now I’m sure most of you will be like what android monsters should we beware of ? whose the monster and where is it? The monsters are some of the applications you download on your android phones which damages it or expose some vital information about the user. For every second that passes by there is someone, somewhere in the world downloading an application on his or her android phone. Most of us don’t research on an application before downloading it, all we do just look at the name, what it does and start downloading without looking for peoples reviews on it. Which is bad.
Security companies regularly warn about the perils of malicious mobile apps roaming around in app stores pretending to be legitimate apps. SecurityWatch is partnering with a handful of security companies who monitor apps on Google Play and third-party marketplaces to identify malicious apps you should not have on your Android device.
While most of them aren’t as dangerous as their malicious counterparts in the PC or Mac world, many of these apps can trick users into sending SMS messages to premium numbers or receiving content from services that charge exorbitant rates. They can also be a little aggressive about the kind of personal data harvested from the device.
If you’ve downloaded these apps recently, check out what they are capable of and considering removing them from your device altogether.