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Original Air Date: Nov 17, 2016

Android Security Tip

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Just about every security expert is warning that smartphones are becoming one of the biggest targets for cyber-thieves and hackers.

The good news is that the majority of dangerous threats are targeting users outside the US through third-party app websites.

Since installing apps on your smartphone is one of the most likely ways you will be threatened, you need to make sure you only get your apps from the official app stores so you can avoid most of today's threats.

Android users can take an extra step to avoid the other sneaky methods we’re starting to see from the bad guys.

In the Security section of your smartphone's Settings menu, look for the 'Unknown sources' section.

Make sure you switch this option to the off position so your smartphone won’t allow apps installs from unknown sources without alerting you of the potential dangers.

Avoiding unnecessary app installs not only helps from a security standpoint, but it also avoids privacy issues and will free up valuable space for music and pictures.