last week, has revealed the US-tech magazine "Techcrunch", such as Facebook and Google, a market research apps in Apple's controls over smuggling on iPhones . The receipt was immediately followed by: Apple withdrew two certificate, a developer and put as all in-house Apps lahm (Apple's demonstration of power places Facebook is lame).
This week, Techcrunch has uncovered "" a different case. The magazine reports, such as App operators using built-in Software, every smudge and every click of your users. And even passwords and credit card numbers could be intercepted filmed.
usually such messages from the Android environment for excitement. Regularly Google throws up the offending Apps from the Play Store. Only this Monday, there were appropriate messages.
The case, the "Techcrunch" in the iPhone Apps, Air Canada, Expedia, Hotels.com, Singapore Airlines, Abercrombie & Fitch, and others, has discovered, is less dramatic, but can similarly have devastating consequences.
Common to all of these Apps that you use an Analytics service called Glassbox. The company is specialized to collect user data. So you see, as an App publisher, what the user do and what does not work.
The company advertises its service as:
Imagine if your website or mobile app could see exactly what your customers do in real time, and why they did it? This is no longer a hypothetical question, but a real possibility. This is Glassbox. Experience it for yourself: https://t.co/E3uXcr0Gjf pic.twitter.com/9cJ40xbSaI— Glassbox (@glassbox digital) 16. October 2018
on one hand This is practical for an App developer, and sales strategist. On the other hand, of course, a security risk, if it is not applied correctly or safely.
So that no sensitive data such as credit cards, passport numbers or passwords to be filmed, there is the possibility of individual fields of the Monitoring to exclude. But that would not always work reliably. So the credit card number is, for example, in the case of Air Canada with been recorded.
Still, Apple would be well advised to look at the App data collectors in the future a little better on the Finger and to require more transparency about their activities. Especially since the company has staged in the last few months and years with advertising slogans such as "What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone" as a protector of privacy.
Apple never shows up at CES, so I can't say I saw this coming. pic.twitter.com/8jjiBSEu7z— Chris Velazco (@Chris Velazco) 4. January 2019
For us as a user of the article of "Techcrunch is" once more, a good warning to only use and install Apps you trust and you also need really, and even there only the data to be filled in, which are really necessary. So not really sure who mitschaut everything, you can be never. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 07.02.2019, 13:08 PM