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CyberDost – the cybersafety and cybersecurity awareness handle on X, formerly Twitter, maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India keeps sharing tips on how netizens can keep their data, devices and accounts (including bank accounts) safe from cybercriminals.
A recent post from CyberDost has a tip from Android smartphone users. The post asks Android smartphone users to enable Google Play Protect on their phones to keep it free from viruses and malware.
What is this feature and why you should enable this feature
Cyber Dost’s post has asked users to enable Google “Play Protect”. It is a safety feature baked into the Android smartphones that runs a safety check on apps that are installed in the smartphone. The feature checks the devices for potentially harmful apps (malware) from other sources.
The feature can not only detect, but also removes harmful apps from the device. Other than that, it comes with necessary warnings for apps that violate Google’s unwanted software policy by hiding or misrepresenting important information.
Moreover, it can also send privacy alerts, reset app permissions to protect device’s security and even prevent apps from getting installed on the phone that are unverified and uses sensitive device permissions that are commonly targeted by scammers to commit financial fraud.
Google has updated Play Protect to offer better protection against financial frauds in recent updates.
That said, enabling this feature is a good idea because it comes with added protection for the device and your personal data. Not only, it scans the apps for malwares, viruses, etc, it can also protect against attacks and prevent you from accidentally installing random software on the phone.
How to enable Play Protect on smartphones
  • Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  • At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  • Tap Play Protect and then Settings Settings.
  • Turn Scan apps with Play Protect on or off.

How to verify device’s certificate

  • Open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  • At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  • Tap Settings.
  • To check if your device is Play Protect certified, tap About.

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