Apr 042017
 April 4, 2017  Posted by  Breaches, Business

Sean Duffy reports:

You might want to think twice before opening your Android smartphone’s flashlight app, unless being vulnerable to cyberattacks is your thing.

Thousands of popular Android phone apps could be exposing sensitive user information by “colluding” with other apps that have – or haven’t – received permission to access data, according to a study presented Monday by Virginia Tech researchers.

The large-scale analysis highlights how seemingly harmless apps can pose widespread security risks that leave unassuming users vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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