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6 Ways To Keep Androids Safe

Security managers have their hands full protecting Android devices, but there are common sense steps they can take to beat back attackers.
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2. Use only reputable Android brands.

Although it's good news that Google offers frequent and easy-to-deploy patches, keep in mind the fragmented nature of the Android market. For the most part, only the most well-known brands make the patches available in a timely fashion. So if the company uses Google Nexus, Samsung or LG phones, the patches should be available. If the phones are from an unknown offshore company, it may be time to reconsider any cost-savings the company may gain from not buying from one of the major hardware providers.

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2. Use only reputable Android brands.

Although its good news that Google offers frequent and easy-to-deploy patches, keep in mind the fragmented nature of the Android market. For the most part, only the most well-known brands make the patches available in a timely fashion. So if the company uses Google Nexus, Samsung or LG phones, the patches should be available. If the phones are from an unknown offshore company, it may be time to reconsider any cost-savings the company may gain from not buying from one of the major hardware providers.

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7/5/2016 | 11:01:34 PM
Re: More ways
I'm surprised you didn't list a browser with adblocking capabilities. All the rest of your suggestions are great. The last one, I'm not familiar with, and so, will look it up. I'm using a new global ad blocker for no-root that's just been published to GitHub. Block This is the name, and if you Google the name, there's lots more information. XDA has a couple threads and readit too.
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7/5/2016 | 1:37:41 AM
Re: More ways
good post.

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theb0x,
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7/4/2016 | 9:53:17 AM
More ways
1) Disable all unnessisary services / applications

2) Keep Bluetooth off unless currently being used to help prevent Bluejacking attacks

3) Install a firewall. There are plenty of firewalls that do not require root. (ie No Root Firewall) They use a locally bound VPN loopback to allow the filtering of all network traffic

4) Turn off WiFi when not being used to prevent authentication with rogue access points and MITM attacks

5) Use a VPN on all Wifi networks

6) Be aware of apps with excessive permisions

7) Disable EXIF geolocation metadata on your camera

8) Encrypt your phone

9) Set a screen autolock that requires a pin / pattern

10) Disable ADB Developer Tools

11) Disable visable passwords typed in all apps

12) Install Netcut Defender to prevent ARP Spoofing and Internet Gateway Spoofing attacks

 

 

 
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