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Anti-virus collects data without user permissions & uses commercially

A free mobile anti-virus app developed by the DU group, a developer of Android apps, has been found to collect user data without the device owners' consent.

Poking around with Pokémon: why app developers need to address permission abuse

Ken Munro discusses why Pokémon Go is symptomatic of a wider problem - permissions abuse by mobile apps - and the implications of this for the user and app developer

Data reveals average company has 9.9M accessible files to any employee

In 2015, the average company had roughly 9.9 million files accessible to every employee regardless of their roles.

Android adware installs itself without permission

Adware Shedun takes advantage of legitimate features in Android Accessibility Service