This brief article from Help Net Security, Top blacklisted Android and iOS apps by enterprises caught my eye this morning. The piece highlights a portion of the data from the new Appthority 3Q ’17 Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report, which you can download for free.
The Help Net Security article cites the apps blacklisted by enterprises for iOS and for Android, their “Risk Score” and the “Risk Driver.” IT professionals should take note, not only of the blacklisted apps but of the associated risks.
A few observations:
- iOS App Risk Drivers are related to data leakage: sending contacts, sending SMS, sending sensitive data
- Android Risk Drivers were mainly due to malware
- Riskiest iOS Apps: Facebook, Pandora, Yelp
- Riskiest Android Apps: Uber, WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Messenger
There is plenty of food for thought in just this data – know your apps.
From our perspective at Mobile Helix, this data illustrates one of the reasons why a secure container approach is critical for protecting your enterprise data.
I recommend that you download the full report from Appthority. It’s full of interesting data.