Popular apps may secretly take screenshots of your activity

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By: PTI | Washington |
Published: July 8, 2018 8:29:31 pm


Some popular smartphone apps may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a study has found. (Image Source: AP)

Some popular smartphone apps may be secretly taking screenshots of your activity and sending them to third parties, a study has found. This is particularly disturbing because these screenshots – and videos of your activity on the screen – could include usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other important personal information, researchers said.

“We found that thousands of popular apps have the ability to record your screen and anything you type,” said David Choffnes, a professor at Northeastern University in the US. “That includes your username and password, because it can record the characters you type before they turn…

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