Before you download new gambling apps, make sure you do a bit of research to protect your smart phone from potential malware.
Gambling apps are often seen as nothing a lot more than fun time-wasters that help bypass the right time sitting in a doctor’s office or waiting to undergo airport security. However a new study says several applications are prone to malicious malware that can steal user’s information, track browsing, access contacts and calendar information, and also make unauthorized calls from your mobile number.
Security and data protection company Proofpoint says it tested 23,000 gambling that is free and found 52 containing malicious code, 379 with known security vulnerabilities, and 3,200 to be a ‘moderate danger’ to consumers. The apps included poker, blackjack, bingo, solitaire, and miscellaneous card games.
‘Cybercriminals are increasingly focusing on mobile users with free mobile apps so as to take data,’ Proofpoint said in a declaration. ‘The existence, and surprising prevalence, of riskware in apps … is a valuable reminder for the importance of a mobile software security strategy.’
The most unexpected finding by Proofpoint was that religious apps are also inclined to possess malware, and the environment appears to be a well liked medium among cyber crooks.
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