Manage Devices Hulu Protect Your Android Device From Malware

The adoption rate of mobile devices continues to soar, with Android leading the way. The open-source operating system that is led by Google is now found on more than half of all smartphones. This massive user base has caught the attention of cybercriminals, who have begun to double down on their efforts to illegally obtain personal information from Android owners. While most mobile malware is found in countries like Russia and China, users from Europe and the United States aren’t completely immune.There are a few simple steps you can take to avoid getting your data locked up in an encrypted jail.

App source

Only download apps from trustworthy sources like the Google Play Store. Be wary of any site that allows you to download paid apps for free.

App permissions

Even when downloading from the Google Play Store you need to be careful. Check the permissions the app asks for. Often, apps that include malware will ask for a lot of permissions so that they can quickly gain control of all of your phone’s data.


Google includes numerous settings in the Android operating system that can prevent malicious attacks. Devices running Android 2.2 or higher, which essentially means nearly all Android devices, have access to Google’s malware scanner. Prior to installing an application, you downloaded outside of the Play store, Google will scan the app and warn you of any potential threats.

Software updates

While this may not be an option for most users, if there is an update for your device make sure you download and install it. Manufacturers, carriers, and Google are constantly pushing out updates with bug fixes, enhancements, and new features that can make your device more secure.

Antivirus apps

The Google Play store is also home to hundreds of antivirus apps that can offer an extra layer of protection. Companies like Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec (Norton), and TrendMicro have long and established histories as some of the most trusted brands in the industry.

Back up your data

Keep your device backed up. You can do this:

On your computer.

Using a cloud based back up service like Google Drive.

On a portable hard disk like a USB pen drive.
Tips on Android ransomware removalThe instructions provided below should help you to remove Android ransomware as well:Reboot your phone into Safe Mode:

Find the power button and then press it for a few seconds until you see a menu. Click Power off.

Once you receive a dialog window that suggests you to reboot your Android to Safe Mode, select this option and press OK.

If this did not work for you, just turn off your device and then turn it on. Once it becomes active, try pressing and holding Menu, Volume Down, Volume Up or both these buttons together to see Safe Mode.

Uninstall malicious and/or any suspicious and unknown apps:

When in Safe Mode, go to Settings. Then, click on Apps or Application manager (this may differ depending on your device).

Here, look for the previously-mentioned suspicious app(s) and uninstall them all.
Modern Malware threats are evolving all the time but taking these steps will make it much harder for hackers to gain control of your data. Most of the time cyber criminals are looking to take advantage of silly mistakes that people are make every day. Stay vigilant and 99% of the time you’ll stay safe!

A Latin Impact on the Finance Industry

Financial Institutions are a fantastic business model to learn from when considering ever changing market conditions. Their traditional target markets are stable, but, the needs of an emerging market, the Latino market is extremely underserved. It is certainly not for lack of money. Many Latinos have zero debt and healthy saving habits. The question arises, are financial institutions doing enough to serve this population? Are they adapting to the Latino needs? The answer is complicated.

There are two types of Latinos in the USA. One is the immigrant seeking a better life and wanting the American dream, whether they came through the proper channels or not it is irrelevant. The second, are the Latinos that are born here. These are two very different groups of people with different needs and goals. Most immigrants bring their culture, traditions, and customs with them to the US. Those born here develop a blended culture that is both Latino and American.

Financial Institutions are taking notice and making strides to accommodate this very economically influential population. The main reason is that there is a lot of investment in education and developing trust. An untold detail is that in Latino countries, people do not trust banks and financial institution because of corruption. Everything is paid in cash and there are no debt or traditional credit scores. This means that the Latino community have cash, probably stored under their mattress or in a shoe box. This is very dangerous considering that a house fire could burn an entire life savings. Another scenario is they could become a target for robbery. This is a foreign concept for Americans. What is happening is a huge learning curve, educating them on the process of building credit, saving their money in a financial institution, getting loans (mortgage, car, etc.), and most important having trust in the financial institutions.

The younger generations that are born here learn from their parents and surroundings. There is still a disconnect from the importance of financial products, building credit, and how that process works. Many of these young people are just translating for their parents, explaining financial products, and become an intermediary for conducting business. You will notice an increase in bilingual support at many financial institutions for this reason. There is still a lot of work to do in this regard, and this process will take time.

However, more and more financial institutions are offering products specific to Latinos. Information is becoming available in Spanish and more financial institutions are hiring bilingual and multi-lingual speakers. It will be interesting to see how we as a country adapt to this important demographic. It is truly an untapped market that has an important function in our economy for growth and stability.