Your buddy just showed you the new app he found. You’ve gotta have it, too. But… why does an app that puts mustaches on cat videos need to access to your contact list?
If you’re concerned about what the apps on your smartphone can access, you’re not alone!
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that 57% of smartphone app users have “either uninstalled an app over concerns about having to share personal information, or declined to install an app in the first place for similar reasons.”
While not every app that tries to access your personal info has a malicious intent, knowing what’s going on behind the scenes of your smartphone puts you in charge.
SecureIT’s Application Audit makes it really easy by showing you:
Internet: Which apps can send or receive data over the Internet.
Privacy: Which apps can access personal information on your device, like contacts, messages, calendars, photos, etc.
Costs: Which apps can perform billable functions, like making phone calls or sending text messages.
See something fishy? Just press the app to see details of the permissions, storage space, force a quit or even completely uninstall it.
With SecureIT, you’re in charge of your apps. So go ahead, text that tabby with a Fu Manchu to your sister with confidence. She’s going to love it.