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Consumer: Security, Android fails to

The default security of Android shoot quite a shortage in stopping rogue apps and phishing. The Consumers ‘ association advises Android users to be a paid virus scanner to use.

The Consumer association has examined 21 beveiligingsapps for Android. It comes to both free and paid apps, with prices ranging from 7 to 40 euros per year.

The operation of those apps was compared with the built-in security of Google Play Protect and Safe Browsing. Play Protect promises Android devices automatically scan for unsafe apps. Also verify Google apps through the Play Store to be offered, and notifies the Safe Browsing feature for malicious or suspicious websites.

The Consumers ‘ association tested these functions by two thousand malicious apps on a device to let loose. The standard features of Google knew, only 56 percent of those apps, beveiligingsapps third-party blocked an average of 89 percent. Safe Browsing blocked even zero of the 250 phishing websites where the Consumers bring to be tested.

The security of Google is sufficient according to the Consumentenbod for users who have only a few apps per year to install. But people who regularly download apps, can according to the the bond best the app from security company Eset, a subscription to 10 euro per year.

Apple is safer but also not waterproof

Also the iPhone was by the Consumers ‘ association, examined. The risk of rogue apps on iPhones and iPads get smaller, because Apple App Store stricter checks. Moreover, there are no antivirusapps for iOS, because iOS such access to its system does not allow.

Can protection against phishing according to the Consumentenbod useful, because the Apple browser, Safari, does not detect all phishing sites. More than a third of those sites was not by Safari noted in the test of the Consumentenbond.

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