More Than 800 Android Apps Are Leaking Personal Data

The sensitive user data is getting leaked in the public domain through Android apps that aim at providing best breed usability options to users. A study conducted by a team of tech analysts indicates that “More Than 800 Android Apps Are Leaking Personal Data”. Some of the apps expose the Geo-Location data of an end user without his or her knowledge. Many others can simply post the current location or check-in status on the Facebook wall. The apps which are integrated with social platforms can expose the user data more often than the others. As a result, these should be averted by the users at large. In case an app requests Facebook or Twitter login details one should prefer skipping it if you don’t like sharing it with the app.

The end users should essentially look to download the official version of the app from dedicated Android Market stores only. The Android executable app installation files should not be moved to the smart phone or tablet from third party sources.

The users should comprehensively read through the app reviews before downloading it on their devices. There might be glitches and performance issues that should be dealt with caution by the users. Therefore, always keep the privacy aspect in mind if an app requests social or personal data inputs the next time on.

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