VMware: How Apps Steal Data from You
Domingo Guerra, Appthority’s president, cofounded the company in 2011 to help the enterprise solve new security challenges in an increasingly mobile, app-centric world. He is the leader of Appthority’s Enterprise Mobile Threat Team, where he specializes in identifying mobile app risks and behavior trends, and advising the enterprise of the business risk associated with data breaches, losses and leakage tied to today’s dynamic workforce. Learn more at https://www.appthority.com/.
Do your personal mobile apps steal data from you, with or without your consent? On the business side, does this mobile surveillance put your company’s data at risk? Read this insightful guest blog from Appthority Co-Founder and President Domingo Guerra.
It seems like a fair trade: Get your favorite mobile apps free, and watch annoying ads in return. Unfortunately, that is not all you do in return.
In reality, you give up a great deal of personal information. Mobile apps collect a massive amount of personal data—your location, your online history, your contacts, your schedule, your identity and more. The app instantly shares your information with mobile advertising networks. Those networks then use your personal information to determine the best ad at any given time and place.
Read the entire article here, How Apps Steal Data from You
via the fine folks at VMware!