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It would seem that we don’t know about smartphones? Now they are almost every person. But even the most popular device can be for people not very versed in the technology subject to various myths and misconceptions. On the court in 2017, and you still firmly believe that before the first charge of the battery, the smartphone should fully discharge, or that the number of processor cores affects performance. Then this article will definitely be useful for you. In it I have tried to collect the 9 most common myths about smartphones that it’s time to stop believing.
Myth 1. On smartphones you must install antivirus
Not a week goes by, as any company specializing in computer security publishes the terrible statistics of malware for Android. Naturally, this is done to ensure that users bought their anti-virus software, often with a large amount of advertising. But let’s investigate this issue deeper. As is well known in the Android platform lies the Linux kernel, which is responsible for the operation of all processes. It is implemented on the principle of “sandbox”. Each application has its own user ID and directory memory so that the application is protected from others. Therefore, even if the virus gets into your device, it will only have access to the memory card (such access have all apps). So, in fact, on Android there are no viruses in the usual sense of the word, but there are malicious programs that can access your personal data. In this situation the best solution would be not to change the security settings to the default, and to follow one simple rule — try not to install third-party applications from unknown sources. According to statistics, malicious programs in Google Play, almost none.
IOS is still simpler. In all the years of existence of the operating system was only a few dozen cases of detecting viruses, and they were widely covered in the press. Primarily, this is due to the rigid policies of Apple regarding App Store content, as well as high security systems. It is also worth noting that the usual antiviruses in the App Store, but there is a variety of safe browsers, repositories, etc. Therefore, to fully reduce to the minimum the danger of receiving a virus on iOS: always keep your system updated, don’t do the jailbreak and obviously don’t click suspicious links.