Study: iOS applications exploit data users more than Android applications




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Study: iOS applications exploit data users more than Android applications


March 8, 2013

A recent study revealed that the vast majority of free applications represent a risk to the user and the data whether those on my shop “Google Play” for Android or “August Store” to “Apple”.

The study carried out by the company “appthority” specialized in controlling dangerous security applications, the vast majority of free applications to collect and send data to third parties without encrypted, making it easy to be found.

The study on more than 50 free widespread application on smart devices operating system Android, and the same number assigned to your iOS system with the “Apple” smart.

The “appthority” indicates that 96% of the total applications included in the study are to send user data to company announcements or analytics company, adding that the most famous applications that you do those under the classification of “entertainment applications.”

The study added that approximately 50% of the applications are also using GPS technology to locate the user silently and send it to an outside party.

The 14% of iOS applications to enter a application of the agenda and extract data events and appointments allocated by the user, do not do any of the Android applications under study it as illustrated by the study .

And asserted “appthority” that applications iOS in general pose a threat more on user data from Android applications, where the study says that all applications under study collected from shop “August Store” send user data to a third party with the 92% only of system applications ” Android “to do so.

And held study comparison between the threats posed by applications every system of systems to the user, where the study indicates that 60% of applications iOS gathering user data for the benefit of companies advertising or for research purposes compared to 50% of the applications “Android”, and for applications that track user whereupon 60 % of iOS apps so compared to 42% of the applications “Android.”

The 54% of custom applications for iOS system, whether for a phone “iPhone” or a computer “iPad” tablet copy the address list on the user’s machine, while the 20% of the applications system “Android” that behavior.

The study revealed that the lowest risk types of applications are “educational applications”, is the most dangerous applications after “entertainment applications” are “gaming applications” and then for business applications.
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