31 May

How Mobile Apps Are Invading Your Privacy?


There is no doubt that there is so much concern about the privacy issues related to Google, Facebook or any other major websites. But have you considered privacy issues related to your mobile phones?

According to the app security company Veracode, there are 4 levels of risk related to mobile devices viz Application Layer, Network Layer, Hardware layer and Operating system Layer. Some malicious apps can access your mobile data and some other apps can penetrate your operating system and gain administrative access to your mobile device itself.

In the last few months, it was discovered that many apps were storing users’ contacts lists without their permission. A fake malware version of Instagram app was also available for Android users to download.

Find more details in this comprehensive Infographic by Veracode (via Mashable)

How Mobile Apps Are Invading Your Privacy