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Fifth of Android Apps Expose Private Data 286

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the that's-why-i-only-use-lynx dept.
WrongSizeGlass writes "CNET is reporting that a fifth of Android apps expose private data. The Android market threat report details the security issues uncovered. Dozens of apps were found to have the same type of access to sensitive information as known spyware does, including access to the content of e-mail and text messages, phone call information, and device location. 5% of the apps were found to have the ability to make calls, and 2% can send text messages, without the mobile user doing anything."
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Fifth of Android Apps Expose Private Data

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