This Christmas: Beware of fake apps and data theft
- December 11, 2017
With Christmas around the corner, it’s time for online businesses to make big bucks. Online shopping will be on its peak hence giving opportunities to the cybercriminals which make fake mobile shopping apps and ruin customer’s celebration.
According to the survey majority of UK ecommerce retailers found that approximately 80 percent of shopper’s visits were done by tablets and mobile phones.
As there are benefits of online shopping there are several risks also involved as by cyber manipulations there are possibilities of theft of data and fraud. Lots of fake apps are deceiving people in many ways causing financial emotional and social problems.
Fake apps are spreading like the fire in the woods. The actual aim of the fake app are the user to click on an Add through which malware is activated. Cybercriminals make fake shopping apps of popular brands like Nike, Puma and Foot Locker which are not easily recognized as fake resulting in leakage of your personal passwords and sensitive credit card information.
Sometimes the official apps are also at risk as the sites don’t have suitable security steps to prevent cyber manipulation as soon as the app leaves a safe and controllable network the hackers try to take over and try to get your personal data and credits card information and addresses.
The Binary code must be protected and if it’s not the app is not safe from malware.
While downloading shopping apps one must be careful and have a good detailed look at official app stores, like noticing the price, ratings and number of downloads. To avoid these problems one must regularly update their apps.
Hence it is very important for the app developers to look into the security of the app so that no malware or hacker penetrates in to the system to make unauthorized transactions and cause financial loss.