Risk From Free Apps
If you have a smartphone, you have most probably downloaded many free that provides access to services, social networking apps, games and more. If you have the choice between paid app and free apps, most likely the only choice would be for free app. But believe it, even though it may seem like the smart choice, but is it really not.
When you downloaded the free app, you may have been asked to agree to share your contact details, location, photographs etc. stored on your mobile. If you don’t agree, it is quite likely that you will not be able to install such app. However, if you have agreed then most likely you have put yourself in the problem. And that's the Risk from Free App.
Think it over
If an ice cream parlor in your neighborhood offers you free ice-cream of your choice on the condition that you share your address, date of birth and contact details of your family members, will you go for free ice-cream? If your answer is ‘No’ then why it is ‘Yes’ in case of free app?
How your information is misused?
In fact with all the information that you shared, the cyber criminals are ultimately in control of all that you do.
Hope this article helps you to understand the basic of Risk from Free App.
You want to download an App from unknown source. It has a condition that you should agree to share your contact details, location and photographs. What is the best way that you install and use the App but still the App owner will not be able to receive those information?
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