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Dirty Little Secrets: Mobile Apps Invading Your Privacy
An article in the Wall Street Journal, dated April 5, 2011, disclosed that Federal prosecutors in New Jersey are investigating numerous smart phone application manufacturers for allegedly, illegally obtaining and distributing personal private information (such as GPS location, device identifiers, gender, and even user age) to third party advertisement groups. So who’s got your number? And address, and house keys…?
Join Tyler Shields, Senior Security Researcher at Veracode, as he discusses the evolving mobile security threat landscape and shares real-world examples of how your data is being used (or misused) in some of the most popular mobile applications.
SpeakerTyler Shields Senior Security Researcher
Tyler is a Senior Researcher with the Veracode Research Lab whose responsibilities include understanding and examining interesting and relevant security and attack methods for integration into the Veracode product offerings. Tyler has worked as a consultant for both @Stake and Symantec, delivering security assessments to Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, institutions of higher education and the highest levels of the U.S. government.