Did you know that there is such a thing as madware? Yes, I said madware, not adware. Although they're very similar in nature. Madware is mobile adware, and it only affects Android phones. (So if you don't have an Android device, you're safe.) Madware is generally acquired when you download apps. You see, you may think that you're getting a great free app for your phone, but developers actually sneak in madware.
Madware is a very real threat and can even lead to things like identity theft. Madware can gain access to personal information like your name and location, and this gets sent to others without your consent. Then come the pop up ads and spammy text messages. Yes, you may be able to change your settings to disable these ads, but at that point it's already too late...Your info is already out there. Pretty scary, isn't it?
With these seemingly harmless downloads can come madware (mobile adware) and it proves to be the Trojan Horse of Android’s security. Linking itself to common apps like Angry Birds, Sam’s Club and Flashlight, madware gains access to your personal information, location, settings, and frequently delivers advertising inappropriately.
Here are some quick facts about just how prevalent Madware has become:
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