Are Older Mobile Betting Apps Less Secure than New Ones?
Sports betting is both entertainment and a source of income. Since recently, betting has been available in mobile app mode. In order to place bets from your phone, you need to download and install 1xbet app for android and ios from developers directly. You can do this for Android devices either from the official website of the bookmaker or from directories. However, it is worth downloading only the latest versions, the old ones can be dangerous, and here’s why.
Older versions of apps are less reliable
Newer versions of the Android API provide better protection against malware. Until now, attackers have been able to exploit security issues in older versions of Android to infect devices. Applications that are not adapted for new versions of Android may contain many vulnerabilities that are exploited by swindlers who crave to seize personal data.
For several years now, Google Play has had requirements for supporting modern versions of Android, and those that refuse to comply with it go down in the search results, or even become unavailable in the app store. Therefore, the problem will only occur for applications that are distributed outside of Google Play, usually directly from the developer’s website.
There is also a plus that OS developers will eventually be able to remove code from older versions of the OS, which is needed for compatibility mode with applications that are not adapted to new versions of Android.
The new applications have the following pros:
New apps work stably without lags and delays; the player does not have to wait until the next page is loaded, until the application for withdrawal of money is approved or until the bookmaker accepts the bet.
- The settings correspond to the official site, and it is convenient to use them; it is intuitively clear why each specific button is needed and where it leads;
- getting to the necessary pages very quickly requires a minimum number of clicks;
- odds in LIVE are updated instantly and you can see whether the odds have increased or fallen;
All site options are available, including video broadcasts and the match center. Replenishment of the account and withdrawal of funds are carried out without unnecessary additional movements. Remember that nothing is completely safe, so take your choice of apps seriously: read the permissions carefully and look at the ratings.