We have to be very careful because there's malware spreading around that make the most of our smartphone's vulnerabilities, trying to cause havoc on our phone bill with unexpected surcharges. To detect malicious applications we can resort to Stop SMS Scam, a utility capable of detecting malware on our device, the aim of which is to fleece us.
We have to pay more attention to the permissions we grant
What Stop SMS Scam really does is detect those applications that make the most of the permission we give to them to access the Internet. There are applications capable of subscribing to fraudulent SMS services that will later appear on our phone bill and that are even capable of avoiding all sorts of security measures implemented by telephone companies.
There are many applications capable of sending SMS without our consent.
- Analysis of the permissions granted to each application.
- Update alerts.
- Notifications about permissions that could involve an additional cost.
Therefore, if you usually download applications from unreliable sources, getting hold of Stop SMS Scam can spare you from receiving unpleasant surprises on your phone bill.