2 Billion Apps Capable of Stealing Data

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Feb 29, 2016 09:00 pm PST

In response to the findings from Proofpoint’s new Human Factor Report, which revealed that Android users have willing downloaded more than two billion mobile applications which are capable of stealing their data, Mark James, security specialist at ESET have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark James, Security Specialist at IT Security Firm ESET :

“Most people still do not perceive the mobile phone or tablet as very real threat vector, it’s still seen as just a phone and not a very powerful computer which is also capable of making calls. The worrying trend is peoples lack of understanding of what’s actually stored on a phone, in most cases the data on a mobile phone can reveal a lot more about what you do on a day-to-day basis than your computer can, users will save information in contacts, notes, photos and videos that they may not even consider saving on a desktop computer.”[/su_note]

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