Tuesday, October 29, 2013

What is the privacy score of your smartphone?

You might know that apps on smartphones ask for permissions upon installing. However, some apps might ask more permission than their function really needs. If you would like to protect your information, than the first step is to check if your smartphone can leak your data. We have tried an app that does the work, Clueful (available for Android and iOS).

Clueful gives a general privacy score, that gives you an idea how safe is your smartphone.

It categorizes the apps into three categories:

  • High risk apps
  • Moderate risk apps
  • Low risk apps

You should really think over to uninstall apps that are in the high risk category. After installation Clueful checks new installations too, and alerts if a new app asks for too many permissions. Filtering by specific types of risks is also available (what apps can send SMS for example).

Check your smartphone, and put your Privacy Score in a comment here. Its free.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! This is a great app, never knew something like this existed. We unintentionally give permissions and that's not safe at all. Definitely going to install this app.