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Your smartphone apps are ‘secretly colluding’ to spy on you in terrifying detail, researchers warn

Posted by Martin C. Fox on April 4, 2017

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3241990/the-apps-on-your-smartphone-are-secretly-colluding-to-spy-on-your-life-in-terrifying-detail-researchers-warn/

This data could include your bank details, allowing cyber-thieves to empty your bank account.


They found that the biggest security risks were “apps that pertained to personalisation of ringtones, widgets, and emojis”.

One flashlight app famously “worked in tandem with a receiver app to divulge a user’s information such as contacts, geolocation, or provide access to the web”.

To perform sensitive operations from a smart device is a fools game. Do that stuff from a highly secure computer or not all on line.

Don’t be stupid.

Be seeing you

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