Popular VPN apps compromise your smartphone

More information about the study and a complete list of vulnerable applications can be found at super vpn review .

The most popular free VPN applications on the Google Play Store contain issues that may threaten users’ security.

According to the results of a study conducted by Metric Labs specialist Simon Migliano, every fifth application is a potential source of malware, and a quarter of the analyzed programs contain vulnerabilities associated with the leakage of users’ DNS queries.

The specialist studied 150 VPN applications, the total number of downloads of which was approximately 260 million times. Of the services studied, about 85% had intrusive permissions, as well as features that compromise user privacy.

In particular, 57% of applications contained code for collecting data on the user’s last known location, 38% of applications requested access to device status information, 25% of applications tracked user locations, and some programs requested permission to use the device’s camera and microphone or could secretly send SMS messages.

 

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