Google’s essential Android security tips

You’ve probably heard the horror stories: the app that stole someone’s credit card info, the lost or stolen phone that had hundreds of important photos on it. Our phones have become the hubs of our lives, and you want to know that it’s safe. Safe from loss or theft, safe from your personal information being appropriated by unscrupulous companies and hackers.

But seriously, there’s no need to fret. Android isn’t that scary, and there’s plenty you can do before you go out in the wild with your Android phone to keep it secure from shady apps and shady people.

Google’s lead security engineer for Android, Adrian Ludwig, put together this helpful walkthrough of simple things you can do to keep your Android device safe from malware, theft, and everything in between.

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