Smartphone SpyLast weekend has seen a plethora of claims that the most popular smartphone apps have free ranging access to much of the phone user’s data, including but not limited to text messages. The frightening thing is that this access is possible even when the phone is not in use.

Now everyone wants to hang app developers and store operators. Big named services are being used to take advantage of phone users – the likes of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr, among others. All of your personal information on your phone is vulnerable to many of these apps.

It has been reported that these vulnerabilities plague both iPhone and Android phones. However, it is unclear whether these breeches in privacy appear due to active access of data by applications developers have designed for this purpose or the security designs are simply so grossly flawed.

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