Many of us are almost unable to part with our phones, and hackers and those who make viruses are counting on that.
Researchers at U.C. Davis have downloaded more the 100,000 apps from the Google Play store. Many were discovered to have serious security flaws that could expose your personal information.
“As users, we should try to be careful not to download apps that are not from trusted places. And as developers, we should be careful to try to protect your users,” Professor Zendong Su said.
The study focused on Android phones and apps, but researchers say similar vulnerabilities could exist with the iPhone.
Su says the problem lies with app developers who don’t do the best job of locking up, allowing someone to sneak in through a back door.
To learn more about the study and how to protect yourself, click here.