Sideloading and Privacy

You may be acquainted with the term ‘sideloading’ if you own an Android device. This feature enables users to install programs from a variety of sources. We wrote a blog post earlier last month, explaining the high risk situation sideloading can have on your phone.

While this may be advantageous for individuals who want no restrictions, it may also be troublesome.

Privacy experts recommend users to only download apps from the iPhone and Android play stores, and not side loading apps from unsecured sources. Doing so could result in a vulnerability on your device, increasing a risk of malware or other viruses.

They also advise users to look at how long an app has been accessible and read the reviews before installing.

Keeping your devices secure is extremely important. Avoid any potential harm that could allow hackers to steal personal information or taking full control of your device.

If you need any help with computer related issues, please contact us at (480) 240-2946 or send us an email at We would be happy to assist.

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