We regularly see news about ways our personal information has been compromised after a data breach — and apps can be part of the problem. Apps have been unmasked as malware, used to commit click fraud or to sell your data to third parties in recent years.
You might feel nervous every time you download a new app. How can you trust that it won’t steal your data? Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell at face value if an app has darker motives and no protection is foolproof in today’s world of ever-evolving technology. An app that behaves well today could turn into a bad actor tomorrow if the company behind the app is sold or changes its direction.