December 19, 2016 3 Comments
Even as you try out mobile wallets , be aware of the data they collect from you and be sure you really wish to part with it. Don’t just automatically accept permission requests while installing apps without reading them. Safety and privacy are at stake.
1. Read your Web bookmarks and history
The Paytm app on Android requests access to “read your Web bookmarks and history”.
2. Read sensitive log data
Every app logs device and app specific information every time it executes a command, completes an updates, or when a user logs-in with his/her User ID. In some cases, the app can gain access to sensitive data like MAC ID, IMEI no, saved WiFi networks info, and other apps installed on the device. Sometimes a user authenticates with an app using his/her Gmail or Facebook account, and the app can read info of these accounts from the log. Read more of this post