In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade your privacy, and 1 that doesn't

Most iPhone and iPad apps appear harmless and fun, but don't fall for them. Some apps are virtual Trojan horses that swipe personal data when you're not looking. Appthority has put together a list of some of the worst offenders and you may be shocked to learn that a couple of the most popular apps made the list, such as Facebook and Angry Birds Star Wars. Be sure to check out the app at the end of the list for the one most honest.


What it does: We've seen gaming, social networking, even a religion-based app present some risks to privacy and security. Education and research apps should be safe, right? Wrong. South Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (free) provides news updates, announcements, media and funding opportunities. But the makers of this app need to study up on security.

What are the risks: • The app was not compiled as a Position Independent Executable (PIE), which could expose the app to memory corruption attacks. • Can access the device's Camera, Location and Calendar. • Integrates into Facebook. • Incorporates Flurry Analytics framework, a service that collects usage data. • Uses 8 ad networks. • Sends all data in unencrypted clear text.

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