Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mostly Smartphone Apps share Your Data With Third-Party Services

Most of Smartphone app share your personal data with third-party comapnies like google Analytics, the facebook graph API or etc  , this is data privacy issue.

When people install a new  Android or iOS app, it asks the user's permission before accessing personal information. afthar that these app are collect the information from your phone as like contact number,message and etc.

and it can share your data with anyone the app's developer wants to -- letting third-party companies track where you are, how fast you are moving and what you are doing.
To get a picture of what data are being collected and transmitted from people's smartphones, the researchers from IMDEA Networks Institute in Spain developed a free Android app of their own, called the Lumen Privacy Monitor.

Because Lumen is about transparency, a phone user can see the information installed apps collect in real time and with whom they share these data.
"We try to show the details of apps' hidden behaviour in an easy-to-understand way. It's about research, too, so we ask users if they'll allow us to collect some data about what Lumen observes their apps are doing - but that doesn't include any personal or privacy-sensitive data," the researchers said in a statement released by the institute.

"We discovered 598 internet sites likely to be tracking users for advertising purposes, including social media services like Facebook, large internet companies like Google and Yahoo, and online marketing companies under the umbrella of internet service providers like Verizon Wireless," the study said.

Mobile App Protection

Your mobile applications can present material organizational risk, including intellectual property theft, operational disruption, software piracy, and data loss. Below are some examples.

1.Mobile apps may be modified with malware and placed on the public app marketplace.
2.Mobile apps proprietary business logic can be inspected and/or copied.
3.Mobile apps security and license checks may be circumvented.
4.Debugging mobile apps may allow access to sensitive data such as personally identifiable or regulated information.
5.Reverse engineering mobile apps can readily expose potential vulnerabilities and unlock otherwise secure access to high-value services.