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  • Writer's pictureBurton Kelso, Tech Expert

How To Safely Download Apps and Keep Your Data Private

Updated: Feb 21, 2021

If you own a smartphone and tablet, you can't avoid loading apps on your devices. Our gadgets would be useless if we didn't have those apps that helped us surf the web, navigate from point A to point B, and keep in contact with loved ones. In this age of cybercrime and data theft, you need to because of which apps you download. If you're not careful, that useful app you want could be malware or one that's designed to steal your personal data and sell it on the dark web. It goes without saying that one of the easiest ways to avoid dangerous apps is to simply not download them. Of course, that's easier said than done, so here are my tips to help you screen apps to avoid your devices from getting infected.

Smart devices are pretty secure and the most common way to infect your smart devices is to download an app. Like computers, the most common way you will get your devices infected is with user interaction. If you don't click on it, you will keep your devices safe. With that in mind, also do the following: