100K Android Apps in Google Play are Questionable

More than 100K  applications in Google Play are considered “suspicious”, according to new research. Out of 412,000 apps in the store, this 25% pose a security risk to mobile users, according to Bit9, the security firm that analyzed the apps’ security permissions.

Among its findings: 72% of apps use at least one high-risk permission; 42% access GPS location data; 31% access phone numbers or calls; 26% access personal data such as contacts and email; and 9% use permissions that can cost users money.

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