Bit9 released a infographics from his study “Pausing Google Play: The Security Challenge of Mobility”. This analyzes more than 400,000 Android applications available on Google Play and makes it possible to assess the overall reliability of each mobile application.
The main figures to remember from this infographic are:
- 26% of applications have access to your personal data (contacts, emails, etc.)
- 25% of the applications analyzed could present a security risk to your personal data
- 72% of applications have access to more “permissions” than they really need.