Study Reveals Abuse of Mobile App Permissions

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The report also identifies the most popular apps that carry malware. Of the top 20 downloads of malware-infected apps, games won the popularity contest, followed by personalization and a tie between tools, music, lifestyle (a cover category for adult content) and TV.

McAfee recently released the results of its "Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report – June 2013," which reveals new ways that cyber criminals abuse app permissions to commit fraud and install malware. The report also shows that games are the most common form of malware-infected app.

 

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