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Downloading apps outside Google Play is risky for Android users
Downloading apps outside Google Play is risky for Android users

Leaving the front door unlocked is a risky move. And that risk is the same with smartphones running Android, Google’s open operating system. Android phones come with unlocked doors, allowing them to install applications found almost anywhere online. But when downloading applications from somewhere other than the Google Play store, Android device users must be more cautious than ever, according to Juniper Networks third annual Mobile Threats Report. People who create viruses and other malicious software, or malware, for mobile devices have targeted Android because it has become the dominant mobile operating system worldwide. Although Google cracks down on malware found in the Play...

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