It is not a new thing that, mobile phones have become part of our daily life. For many of our personal work, our mobile phones have become our only support. To save time, we take help of many app. But do you know, the use of apps regularly a cause big damage to you. Because as a result of the use of the apps, your private data are being trafficked secretly. Recent research says that.
Associate Professor Daphne Yao and Assistant Professor Gang Wang, both in the Department of Computer Science in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering, are part of a research team to conduct the first ever large-scale and systematic study of exactly how the trusty apps on Android phones are able to talk to one another and trade information.
The whole team is doing extensive research, how can the information be transferred through the known apps used on Android phones. The study found that, in two ways your personal information may be endangered. First, an app that is actually a malware app, which has been created for the purpose of cyber attack. Secondly, an app from which information can be easily ejected. The developers’ objective is not always understood for these apps. However, intentionally or unintentionally, the issue of security hazard has clearly been proved in the study.
The researcher’s teams examined 110,150 apps and have come to the conclusion. Notable, among these, 100, 206 apps are popular apps from the Google Play Store. Researcher Wang said that there is a need to keep an eye on the security of the app. However, his hope is that software companies will get a fresh look at the information from their research paper. More awareness needs to be increased in this regard. Researchers are also seeking, users be cautious before even download.
Source: Info & Image (vtnews.vt.edu )