Symantec: Youmi-sdk deleted iOS apps is also in Android Apps




According to Symantec, the Youmi ad software that users’ personal information secretly collects, also used in Android apps. Apple removed this week 250 apps from the App Store that contain the software.

Dick O’Brien writes on the blog of the Symantec Youmi-sdk is a long time used in Android apps. According to O’Brien, blocking Symantec and Norton on the sdk since February 2015. The company noted the Android version of Youmi as undesirable because the ad libraries include the location of the device, the phone number and device Identifying information like IMEI number, kernel version and type smartphone sends it to a remote location. Moreover, the advertisement software be able to download apps and ask users to install it.

The Android version of the Youmi-sdk differs from the version for iOS in what data it collects. Apple removed this week over 250 apps from the App Store that used the ad software Youmi. These apps were able to include a list of all the apps on your device and e-mail address to get linked to the Apple ID and send it to the servers of the Chinese advertising company. It is not known how many apps in the Google Play Store to use the Youmi-sdk.


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