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IT security pros beware: Android apps seek 235 different permissions from users

A recent study of Android apps on Google Play will do nothing to ease data security concerns of IT security pros about BYOD. The Pew Research Center studied more than 1 million apps on Google Play and found that they seek a total of more than 235 different permissions from users.

Mobile apps siphon off reams of data through excessive permissions

Each mobile app includes an average of nine permissions that you agree to in order to download the app to your phone--permissions that grant access to your name, phone number, email address, phone call history, contact list and other personal data, according to a study by Mojave Threat Labs.