Many Android users don’t realize that their devices face security threats that are similar to Windows-based devices. Unfortunately, this lack of awareness has put many Android devices in danger of security breaches–breaches that can compromise personal and financial information. For example, malware apps can trick users into sharing sensitive personal information with data thieves. Therefore, Android users should learn about the major security threats facing them to avoid becoming victims. Android users often mistakenly install malware apps, because data thieves use deceitful tactics to trick users into installing them. For example, the malware app might look like a legitimate Android app. Malware apps infect Android devices – which compromise security – stealing personal and (sometimes) financial data. You can usually spot fraudulent apps by checking for spelling mistakes. You can also read user reviews to verify the app is real. Lastly, Google Play has recently purged malware apps from its site to help protect Android users.