Happy Sunday from TechPrePro! In this week’s edition of Smartphone tips, we talk about securing your smartphone from intending predators.

Just because you can do something, should you? We don’t think so. Hacking is a casual hobby for some hackers — they hack just to see what they can and can’t break into, usually testing only their own systems. Some are obsessive about gaining notoriety or defeating computer systems, and some have criminal intentions.

Here’s how to protect yourself against them, whether they come from opportunist thieves or sponsored spies.

9Be careful of what you install

When you install a smartphone app, you may be asked to grant it various permissions, including the ability to read your files, access your camera or listen in to your microphone. There are legitimate uses for these capabilities, but they’re potentially open to abuse: think before you approve the request. That applies especially to Android users, as Google’s app-vetting process isn’t as strict as Apple’s, and there have been reports of malicious apps spending months on the Play Store before being spotted and taken down.

There are legitimate uses for these capabilities, but they’re potentially open to abuse: think before you approve the request. That applies especially to Android users, as Google’s app-vetting process isn’t as strict as Apple’s, and there have been reports of malicious apps spending months on the Play Store before being spotted and taken down.

Android also lets you install apps from third-party sources: this allows services such as Amazon’s competing Appstore to operate, but it also provides an easy way for rogue apps to get onto your phone. I’d strongly advise against installing anything from an unfamiliar website.

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