It seems that problems for Android and its users alike seem to be worsening day by day. The main concern nowadays is the element of security with the Android operating system. Android has long boasted the openness of the system, how flexible the operating system is on mobile phones for users to tweak and adjust according to their requirements; however this is now developing in to a matter of concern for the firm. As the system is so easy for developers to handle, with its few limitations, people other than those who want to do good with the operating system are also taking advantage, the more criminal minded. It is increasingly easy for hackers and people with similar interests to make android surveillance app which users make use of thinking it will be a good app to have, little do they know that the purpose of that very app is entirely different. With little check on the sort of software that is set out for users, it is increasingly difficult to keep a quality or safety check on the apps, making all users very prone to harm. Google’s check on spy apps is slower than the rate at which they are being pumped out, by the time an app is identified as a safety threat, it has already made its way to hundreds of devices, and its aim has been achieved.
No permission apps
As compared to other big giants in the field Android is a reasonably new platform, and for many, this is a valid reason to grant it some margin of error when it comes to securing users and making sure its apps are safe to be handed out to users. One solution is to keep an eye on developers who are the creators of the apps which are out there to steal your data, though the other is monitoring the app itself. Both these matters are not being looked in to by Google. No permission apps are a growing risk as these are apps which don’t formally request your permission to access your own data. Some apps need to gather information from other sources on your device, where as no permission apps can simply select any information on the device they want and take it altogether without you ever knowing. This is a great way for someone trying to steal your information to be successful, information stored on your device which you do not wish to share with someone else, can in fact, end up with someone else as a no permission apps just decided to take it. Since the app was designed to do so in the first place.
How dangerous is this?
You must be familiar with the memory card on board your smart device and any Android device for that matter, the SD card. Though you may not be as familiar with the fact that this card is home to the OpenVPN certificates users employ in order to make networking safer. Apps which are up to no good can quite easily access these certificates and do with them what they like. Androids system files are not very well guarded either and they too can be easily captured by any app looking to do so. This is dangerous as this is the core of the device and from this directory data related to other apps can also be accessed; it is a critical region in terms of where information is stored. With the system files breached consider the entire phone under threat; information which you may or may not want to share is all here for the taking.
Jane Andrew is the author of Android spy software and mobile phone spy technology. She provides tips, tricks to monitor employees via employee. You can also follow her on Twitter @janeandrew01 to get the latest tips about computer security.