Employee Holiday Gift Shopping on Company-Issued & “BYOD” Devices Could Create Data Security Risks for Enterprises
Flexera Software report reveals that popular shopping apps, including Amazon, Disney Store, eBay, Etsy, Macy’s & RedLaser, can access iOS devices’ contacts, calendar, location and social networking apps
Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, released a new enterprise Application Readiness report detailing potential risks to enterprises whose employees use popular Apple iOS apps to conduct holiday shopping on company-issued or "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) phones.
The report found, among other things, that of the 26 popular Apple iOS shopping apps tested:
- 92 percent – all except for Banana Republic and Trunk Club – are capable of accessing an Apple iOS device’s GPS location tracking service.
- 69 percent, including Amazon, Disney Store, eBay, Groupon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, REI, Shutterfly, Starbucks and Target, are capable of accessing an Apple iOS device’s social media apps.
- 65 percent, including Amazon, Best Buy, Disney Store, eBay, Macy’s, REI, Starbucks, Target and Walmart are able to gain access to an iOS device’s address book.
- 58 percent, including Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Groupon, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Shutterfly and Walmart are able to gain access to the iOS device’s SMS messaging features.
Read the entire release here, Employee Holiday Gift Shopping on Company-Issued & "BYOD" Devices Could Create Data Security Risks for Enterprises