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TheStreet: Downloading the Wrong Apps Could Get You Hacked

TheStreet: Downloading the Wrong Apps Could Get You Hacked

An excerpt from TheStreet article, ‘Downloading the Wrong Apps Could Get You Hacked’ 

The apps on your phone could be the easiest way for hackers to find an entry because the majority of apps were designed to be easy to use and are not secure enough, Brian Contos, chief security officer of Nashville-based Phosphorus Cybersecurity told TheStreet.

While there are safeguards when the apps are installed such as asking for permission to access your photos, contacts, microphone, video camera and location, the majority of people say yes to everything because “they want ease of use and they want to enjoy all the benefits the app has to offer,” he said.

Behind the scenes of the app is a different story and it could be capturing sensitive information, Contos said.

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Brian Contos

Chief Security Officer
With two IPOs & seven acquisitions Brian has helped build some of the most successful security companies in the world for 25+ years. He is a seasoned executive, board advisor, security company entrepreneur, author, and award-winning podcaster.

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