19% Of iOS Apps Access Your Address Book Without Your Permission
Antivirus software specialist Bitdefender has found that nearly 19% of iOS apps access your address book without your knowledge — or your consent — when you’re using them, and 41% track your location. What’s most concerning is over 40% of them don’t encrypt your data once it has been collected.
That’s all going to change when iOS 6 makes its debut later this year, however.
Bitdefender studied more than 65,000 iOS apps currently available to download from the App Store, and found that 18.6% of them access your all the contact details in your address book without asking for your permission, or even notifying you of their actions.
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