By Erik Briceno

Phone App Security in 2022

Just because an application comes from an “official” store, doesn’t mean it’s safe. The Google Play Store has been in the news so many times now that their security policies have been called into question on multiple occasions.

Many of these apps are actually quite popular, and indeed even functional. They’re disguised as useful tools such as currency calculators and device cleaners and are further obfuscated by the fact that they actually work as advertised. They even have rather high review ratings. Lurking behind these applications however are many variants of malware.

So, if you can’t trust the stores and your device is pretty much useless without apps, how in the world do you discover and download apps safely? Here is some advice.   Read more