Do You Really Need a Third-Party Android Security App?

If you want to keep your Android smartphone safe, you’ll have to take charge of its security. This means that you’ll either have to tinker with the phone’s security settings — or let a third-party app handle it for you.

Third-party Android security apps are powerful, easy to use and often free. Yet, according to a just-released report by Moscow’s Kaspersky Lab, only about 40 percent of Android device owners use these apps.