Be aware some of android app leaks your personal data – Researchers found

Researchers found that most of android apps are leaking your personal data. This is the shocking truth revealed by Researchers of New Haven university about the hundreds of android apps.

You might shock is that the list of affected apps includes include popular services including Instagram, Vine, Nimbuzz, OoVoo, Match.com, NBA Game Time, Safeway.

Instantly you should change your password and stop accessing these apps until they have been fixed in respective apps.

Researchers found the following, The images and videos in unencrypted form on Web sites, storing chat logs in plain text on the device, sending passwords in plaintext, and in the case of TextPlus, storing screenshots of app usage that the user didn’t take.

Tango and MessageMe left videos on a server, also unencrypted. TextMe and Nimbuzz stored passwords in plaintext on the device. Apps that sent text, images, location maps, music and video unencrypted over the network were Instagram, OKCupid, OoVoo, Tango, Kik, Nimbuzz, MeetMe, MessageMe, TextMe, Grindr, HeyWire, Hike and TextPlus.

Several apps also stored chat logs unencrypted on the device. That includes Twitter’s Vine, TextPlus, Nimbuzz, TextMe, MeetMe, SayHi, Kik, OoVoo, HeyWire, Hike, MyChat, WeChat, GroupMe, Whisper, Line, Voxer and Zynga’s Words with Friends.

But don’t worry too much, it’s not all Android apps that suffer from this security threats.

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