Published on June 22, 2015
Mobile Systems Research Group Leader Prof. Aruna Seneviratne has appeared across a broad range of online and print media talking about a recently published paper that looks at mobile malware; Seneviratne, S., Seneviratne, A., Kaafar, D., Mahanti, A., Mohapatra, P. Early Detection of Spam Mobile Apps, International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Florence, May 2015.
The research shows that one in four android apps has a excessive number of unrelated “trackers”. These trackers can then funnel your personal information to third parties.
Check out the Sydney Morning Herald article online – One in four apps on your Android mobile needlessly mining your personal data.