13 WHAT DO YOUR APPS KNOW ABOUT YOU?

Each day, consumers download millions of applications to their smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. Unbeknownst to them, along with games, news, utilities and other things, they also often download software that could put their privacy at risk, according to Harry Sverdlove, CTO of Bit9.

That problem is compounded when people use their personal mobile devices at work to connect to their employers’ network, the same network that carries sensitive company data.

Bit9 analysed a statistically meaningful sample of more than 400,000 Android apps available from Google Play. We chose Android because it is the most widely used smartphone operating system (OS) and Google Play is the default marketplace for ...

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