More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions

Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by mood, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    More than 1,000 Android apps harvest data even after you deny permissions
    The apps gather information such as location, even after owners explicitly say no. Google says a fix won’t come until Android Q
    July 8, 2019

    https://www.cnet.com/news/more-than...st-your-data-even-after-you-deny-permissions/
    50 Ways to Leak Your Data: An Exploration of Apps’ Circumvention of the Android Permissions System
    (PDF - 277 KB): https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_events/1415032/privacycon2019_serge_egelman.pdf
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    That's why I keep saying there is no security on smartphones. Android sucks!
     
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