New Android malware can cause serious problems

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Beware if you’re an Android user

Read more: Virus, spyware and malware protection guide

So what can you do about it? Do NOT get any popular apps that are repackaged in third-party app stores. Lookout goes so far as to cite instances when downloading Candy Crush, Facebook, GoogleNow, NYTimes, Okta, Snapchat, Twitter and WhatsApp exposed users to hidden trojanized adware. Download ONLY from the Google Play store!

One additional word of warning. Amazon is, of course, a very trusted brand. If you want to download apps from the Amazon Store, you have to temporarily disable the block that will prevent you from doing so. Be sure that you remember to re-enable it after you’re done.

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