Top 10 BYOD Risks Facing The Enterprise


5. Adware, Spyware

Many freely available mobile applications collect as much data on the device owner as possible in an effort to sell the data to advertising networks. A mobile application is considered adware or spyware by security vendors when it collects data without requesting the owner's permission. Some apps also install aggressive ad-driven search engines on the device to send users to specific advertiser websites.