According to statistics by mobiThinking, there are 1.2 billion mobile Web users worldwide in 2012, a number that is expected to continue to grow as the Web becomes more accessible via mobile devices. But while being able to access the Web anywhere any time is a great development in terms of communication, information and connectedness, it presents a whole new set of challenges in terms of security. That's especially true when it comes to mobile applications, which are increasingly coming under fire for putting users' privacy at risk.

This infographic from software security provider Veracode provides real-world examples of the privacy threats presented by mobile apps. Have you considered the privacy issues related to your mobile device?

How Mobile Apps are Invading Your Privacy

Infographic by Veracode Application Security