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Mojave Networks finds mobile apps accessing user information

Mobile app misconfiguration poses a major threat to consumers and business users, as IT administrators struggle to try to keep devices secure
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jun 2, 2014 6:03 pm

Following news from Gartner that 75 percent of mobile security breaches will be caused by app misconfiguration, applications and third-party ad networks are accessing large amounts of information that open the door to security threats:




At least 78 percent of applications downloaded by business users connect to an ad network, social media API, or analytics API, according to mobile security company Mojave Networks.


"It is critically important that users and IT administrators understand what data is being collected from their devices, where it is being sent, and how it is being used," according to the blog post published by Mojave Networks. "Given that the majority of the sensitive data being collected occurs within these third party libraries such as ad networks, social media APIs, and analytics tools, it is therefore important to fully understand each of the libraries included in your mobilie apps."


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