Be careful when you install apps on your mobile device. Many apps want more permissions than actually needed for their function. For example, some flashlight apps want access to your contacts. Why? Usually for marketing purposes to build a better profile on you and your friends. Don’t install apps that require excessive permissions.
Also, always install apps from a trusted source. This helps ensure the app isn’t fake or malicious.
For more information, please visit:
- Apps to Help You Shop in Stores
- Control your app permissions on Android 6.0 and up
- How to Manage App Permissions on Your iPhone or iPad
Cyber Tip of the Day from the Multi-State Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)