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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Got Android...brace yourself for invasion of privacy!

Mobile apps are aggressively placing unwanted ads on phones. Lookout, a mobile security firm in San Francisco, tested mobile apps and found some disturbing practices. Those include transmitting consumer phone numbers and email addresses and transmitting to third parties and placing ads on the mobile phone's desktop.These apps infect or impact Android phones, where most apps are offered without the screening and use of an internal distribution system utilized by Apple.


Anonymous said...

This just shows how unsecure all of your information really is. All we need now is an app that records your keystrokes and gets your bank account information if you run it in the background as you check your bank statement. Then something will be done to fix this. Keyloggers are easy programs to make too.
Oh, speaking on internet insecurity, did you know that on websites below a certain security level, you can type in a username and the password is checked to be correct by the server sending back an easily decrypt-able encrypted version of the actual password?

-Danielle Nunez COM 101

Anonymous said...

Anthony Chu

For me it is true sad to know that now a days people use the development of technology to harm others instead of try to help others.

Astrea Swinson said...

Astrea Swinson (COM 101)
Technology is so big and advanced these days that I am not surprised that people would transmit emails for ad purposes.