Protect your privacy: Clean out the clutter and delete risky apps from your smartphone

This is a nice description on how to get rid off apps that could potentially put your data at risk. The article might be more relevant to Android users as it is more difficult to keep Android apps up to date (no nagging red badge at the Play Store app icon). Also, setting granular app permissions from Android 6 (Marshmallow) is something you should look into.

Follow the steps below and I hope you remain virus-free!

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Mobile app risk management firm Appthority recently published the results of a threat assessment carried out across more than 315,000 Android and iOS mobile apps.

Although aimed at app usage in the enterprise and the risks posed to enterprise privacy, the report’s finding are no less relevant to consumers and the apps they install and (do not) use on a day-to-day basis.

Although the average smartphone user may have dozens of apps installed, we likely use only a fraction of them on a regular basis. Think about the last few must-have apps or games you installed and then think about when you last used them — provided you can even recall why you were so excited or using it more than once.

Unused, out-of-date, or discontinued apps pose a threat to our privacy. In an email discussing the findings of the report, Appthority co-founder Domingo Guerra shared three tips for protecting your privacy by getting rid of risky “clutter” on your mobile device.

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Read the entire article from SiliconAngle here: Protect your privacy: Clean out the clutter and delete risky apps from your smartphone

 



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