Android apps with 45 million installs used data harvesting SDK

Mobile malware analysts warn about a set of applications available on the Google Play Store, which collected sensitive user data from over 45 million installs of the apps.

The apps collected this data through a third-party SDK that includes the ability to capture clipboard content, GPS data, email addresses, phone numbers, and even the user’s modem router MAC address and network SSID.

This sensitive data could lead to significant privacy risks for the users if misused or leaked due to poor server/database security.

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Source: Bleeping Computer