Android apps plotting against people? New research revealing the collusion by the apps.

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    Android apps plotting against people? New research revealing the collusion by the apps.

    Hands without smart phones are hard to find currently. From the date of EB billing up to lunch date with friends, everything is stored in our smart handsets and they are the repertoire of our every move day to day. These convenient assets have secretly been plotting against us to store and supply our intimate details and existence to other apps and smart gadgets, which Virginia Tech researchers have recently discovered. Associate Professor Daphne Yao and Assistant Professor Gang Wang, both in the Department of Computer Science in Virginia Tech¹s College of Engineering are one section of the research team to perform first ever large scale and systematic study of how the helping and trustworthy apps on Android phones are able to converse with others and exchange details of us. The study reveals about the apps behavior posing security breach intentionally or non-intentionally and that depends on the kinds of apps people have on their phones. During the research they have found thousands of pairs of apps that could possible leak sensible phone or personal information and grant access to unauthorized apps to capture privileged data. Two categories of threat are told where malware apps specially designed to initiate cyber attack or apps allowing for collusion. Also the study found the biggest threat from the less utility apps that apply for personal ringtones, widgets, etc. Mobile Industry must re-consider and re-examine every aspect in developing software on the front end since the motive of apps developers in non-malware cases cannot be spotted out; to speak out the prevention of security breach to consumers who unknowingly downloaded multiple apps on to their phones.
     
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    kindly consider apps you download so as to prevent stuff discussed above
     
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    Malwares are everywhere. Have to be very careful when installing apps and software's. There are many anti malware and anti virus software's which will safeguard your devices.
     
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