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INFOGRAPHIC: How Mobile Apps are Invading Your Privacy

By Techopedia Staff
Published: June 4, 2012 | Last updated: November 11, 2015
Source: Veracode

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.

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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

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Infographic by Veracode Application Security

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