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[Discussion] [Mi Bunny Asks #11] Is It Safe to Install Android Apps from Unknown Sources?

2019-08-13 06:57:26
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Hello Mi Fans,

Out of the box, your Android device only allows you to install apps from a single source: the Google Play Store. To get software from anywhere else, you have to enable installation from third-party sources and accept the risks that come with it. This leaves security-conscious Android users and developers with a dilemma. Do you accept a situation where Google is your sole supplier of apps, or do you open yourself up to content from elsewhere, along with potential threats?

I would be lying if I said allowing software installation from unknown sources doesn’t open you up to extra risks — it does. Malware lurks in unofficial app stores that lack the security measures you find on Google Play. It’s a decision only you can make.

Do you install apps from unknown sources? What behavior would you recommend new users adopt? This question affects developers and users alike, so share your opinion in the comments below.


Is It Safe to Install Android Apps from Unknown Sources?

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BeingBishal | from MI 9 SE

#1

It's not safe!
2019-08-14 01:00:38
I am not safe
2019-08-14 02:13:30

Grand Master Bunny

daniel675 | from MIX 3

#3

It's not safe
2019-08-14 02:50:09

Master Bunny

Yovan | from Redmi 3S

#4

not safe but even apps under strict scrutiny on google appstore are invaded by malware .
2019-08-15 07:08:10
  No, It's Not Safe to Install Apps from Unknown Sources
2019-08-15 17:40:10

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iMKajal | from MI 8

#6

Not Safe!
2019-08-16 00:52:30
It is safe as long as you use a certain "common sense".
2019-08-17 22:39:56

Master Bunny

heres_johnny | from Mi MIX 2S

#8

it's safe if you Know the source. Most of my apps come from f-droid which is unknown to Android, but safe for me.
2019-10-19 15:10:48
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