Top 10 BYOD Risks Facing The Enterprise


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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.




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