Mobile apps often ask for personal data to perform their tasks. “This app would like access to your email address, friends’ list, photos, etc., etc.,” right? And we all just click the “OK, sure” button. A recent study from HP, though, suggests app developers need to focus more on keeping that personal information safe.
Nine out of 10 of the more than 2,000 iOS apps HP tested possessed a vulnerability that could represent a security threat. It also found that 97 percent of mobile apps accessed at least one piece of personal information–and 86 percent of those apps did not have proper measures in place to protect your data from “the most common exploits.” Read more