1. nonie's Avatar
    Does the note 10+ come with good security?
    Or is there a need to also, have Lookout or some other security?
    08-22-2019 11:27 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Does the note 10+ come with good security?
    Or is there a need to also, have Lookout or some other security?
    It has Knox security platform so your good
    08-22-2019 11:31 AM
  3. nonie's Avatar
    It has Knox security platform so your good
    Thanks
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-22-2019 11:39 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    Your welcome, I never Installed antivirus or cleaners on my phone it just messes things up more then it helps.
    Thanks
    Serkle K likes this.
    08-22-2019 11:40 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    My usual security spiel:

    For the most part, it's still quite difficult to get an actual virus on your phone, because malware requires you to manually accept the installation (which is why they try to fool you into thinking you're installing something legitimate). Use common sense:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected -- they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google Play Protect features in the Play Store settings. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware.

    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security (or, in Pie, under Special App Access). This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
    Mooncatt, mustang7757 and bhatech like this.
    08-22-2019 11:50 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    My usual security spiel:

    For the most part, it's still quite difficult to get an actual virus on your phone, because malware requires you to manually accept the installation (which is why they try to fool you into thinking you're installing something legitimate). Use common sense:

    1. Avoid shady websites that deal with things like porn, gambling, and "free" (aka pirated) apps/music/movies.

    2. Never ever tap on a link that appears in a popup while browsing, especially if they're warning you that your phone is infected -- they're just trying to scare you into installing some bogus "antivirus" app that is probably malicious itself.

    3. Only install apps from well-established app sources like Google Play Store or Amazon Appstore. Read a bunch of app reviews before installing an app to look for any complaints about adware or suspected malware.

    4. Turn on Google Play Protect features in the Play Store settings. This allows Google to periodically scan your phone's apps to look for malware.

    5. Turn off "Unknown Sources" in Settings>Security (or, in Pie, under Special App Access). This prevents any app that wasn't obtained from Google Play Store from being installed (which could include malicious apps that are inadvertently downloaded).
    Great points
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-22-2019 02:16 PM

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