Apr 042013
 
 April 4, 2013  Breaches, Business

Hamish Barwick reports:

Android phone users have been warned to check app permissions after it was found that some popular apps upload mobile numbers to third-party entities without notification.

According to a new study by Bitdefender, 12.87 per cent of 130,000 free Android apps sent user phone numbers to third-party servers. The researchers found that Texas Poker by Kama Games and Paradise Island by Game Insight International accessed user data.

Location and personal email addresses were also distributed to third parties by 12.03 per cent and 7.72 per cent of the apps analysed. Approximately 6 per cent of apps accessed browsing history.

Read more on Computerworld Australia.

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