Spy options for smartphones - Cell phones

Spy options for smartphones - Cell phonesTo hacker forum Black Hat company Lookout has collected interesting statistics on the potential security threats of mobile applications for iPhone and Android phones. The project App Genome Project was analyzed 300 thousand applications. It was found that the percentage of applications that have access to data about the location of the smartphone (and its user), for both platforms is approximately the same: such data requires 33% of iPhone apps and 29% of Android applications. Also more or less comparable statistics accessing data from the address book. Share iPhone applications requiring such rights, is 14%, while Android apps with similar requests, there are 8%. But an Android application that contains the code of third parties, significantly more than iPhone apps: 47% vs. 23%. Here lies the greatest danger, because, as stated by the head Lookout John Hering (John Hering), it was found that not only users, but also developers don't know what they're doing to their application. We can assume that this ratio is due to the fact that the developers of Android applications often rely on advertising revenues, namely advertising modules are the clearest example of the code to third parties. According to Lookout, the share of free iPhone applications only 28%, while for the Android platform, the figure is 64%. Also Lookout believe that smartphones don't always warn users about these risks properly. For example, iPhone alerts only for applications that require access to geolocation data. But even if the warnings and issued (as in the case of Android), users often "policywhat" not reading faster to dorvutsya to the applications themselves. All this, of course, does not mean that applications often use private user data in some ugly way. Although it could happen. So, experts Lookout told about Android application Jackeey Wallpaper, which, possessing the functionality of the usual "Wallpaper", collects certain information, including telephone number, and forwards them to some Chinese server. This information fairly seasoned conjectures journalists spread across the Internet, so that the software developer has to know about a lot of hitherto unknown to him. However, the fact that among Android applications sometimes overtly malicious, is undeniable. "Webplanet already talked about a series of "banking" application perenapravljalsja naive users to phishing pages..



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