Google Play apps can secretly access personal user data, the average number of permissions that apps are asking exceeds their functionality
As Forbes magazine writes, a researcher from antivirus company Avast Luis Corrons analyzed the performance of nearly a thousands of apps that are in Google Play.
“I have found 937 apps for Android with flashlights, or who was in the store, or even there are 7 of them can be considered harmful or potentially unwanted,” explained Corrons.
So most of the applications can be perceived as safe and “clean”.
The researcher draws attention to the number of permissions that apps ask for. For example, the average number of permissions that the app requests a flashlight is 25. That is agreeing to these requests, you give apps access to personal data.
He also found the 262 applications that require 50 or more permits. And applications that has installed 5.5 million times, demand from 68 to 77 different types of permits. The average number of permissions requested by the app flashlight is 25. 262 applications detected by Corronca require 50 or more permits.
The author of the study does not specify where applications transmit personal data of users. But usually this information is passed to marketing agencies, who use it to promote contextual advertising.
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Also earlier it was reported that the Google search engine has undergone extensive failure.
This is evidenced by the data portal Downdetector, which monitors popular online resources.
Failure was observed in several European countries, in particular in Ukraine.
The victims in the comments shared their problems. The majority of complaints were associated with a Google account and Etubom:
“What the hell can’t sign in to Google ACC on any browsers…….only the phone works,” “Problem on YouTube and Google Photos. The video is loaded but not undergoing treatment. Already more than 9 hours.”, “I just wanted to go on YouTube but don’t come in the mail when I drive and when I click next everything on the page remain”.
We will remind, Russia disgraced absurd accusation of Google and Facebook.
As reported Politeka, the crooks “got” in smartphones Ukrainians received access to everything.
Politeka also wrote that social networks cause adverse health.