25 Feb Mobile Apps: The Hidden Risks To Your Privacy
While many mobile users are becoming a lot savvier in protecting their devices from mobile malware, there is another, relatively unknown (or perhaps ignored) risk to your privacy you face every time you hit that “Install” button.
While most apps on both the Google Play and Apple App store might not contain malicious code seeking to suck your bank account dry, they do engage in risky behaviours that all mobile device owners should be aware of as they potentially compromise your privacy and security.
Appthority’s new Winter 2014 App Reputation Report provides an insight into what type of risky behaviours the top 100 free and top 100 paid apps in both the Google Play store and the Apple app store engage in.
Appthority provides an app reputation service that collects apps from app stores and analyses them for their behaviours such as location tracking and then scores the app for their customers. The findings of this report were based on this data.