Personal Privacy

Some Android Apps Are Secretly Recording Your Phone’s Screen

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According to a year-long study, thousands of Android apps could be secretly recording your phone screen’s interactions, and sending that information to analytics companies to improve the ads sent your way.

The study, which monitored 17,260 apps, revealed that a number of those were secretly recording user behavior and habits, and sending it on to other companies.

Those companies would then use the data to alter and refine their advertising profiles, leading to those oddly specific ads for items similar to those you’d been looking at a few hours earlier.

In most cases, password entries were shown for a second before being replaced by an asterisk, potentially allowing malicious individuals to harvest user passwords on a huge scale.

Curated from Digital Trends

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