Managing your Digital Life Shouldn’t Cost You Your Privacy

Managing your Digital Life Shouldn’t Cost You Your Privacy

Security apps on your mobile device come with unexpected, unwelcome surprises, like spending as much time mining your data as they do protecting your device. What you do on your personal device shouldn’t mean your privacy and information is up for grabs. You deserve better.

Are the Apps on my Phone Leaking Personal Data?

The average mobile phone has 60 - 90 different apps installed at any given time. They can include banking and financial management, mHealth, travel, social media and work-related apps. Each of these applications collect data to provide the user with the most accurate and personalized experience, but the information it collects is also a high priority target for cybercriminals.

Manage Your Apps and Protect Your Data

You can take a proactive stance on managing the apps
on your mobile device and reduce your mobile weak spots.

You can take a proactive stance on managing the apps on your mobile device and reduce your mobile weak spots.

Pay Attention to
Permissions

Enabling most or all permissions means that your phone has the ability to collect more personal data it doesn’t need to operate the application.

Read the
Terms of Service

Reviewing the Terms of Service, users can proactively assess if they are comfortable with the data that is being shared or limit the app's accessibility if they are not.

Understand What’s Really
Happening On Your Device

Some apps could be sharing data with each other when they shouldn’t be and without your knowledge. While one app could be working as intended, the other may be distributing your data elsewhere.

Pay Attention to
Permissions

Enabling most or all permissions means that your phone has the ability to collect more personal data it doesn’t need to operate the application.

Read the
Terms of Service

Reviewing the Terms of Service, users can proactively assess if they are comfortable with the data that is being shared or limit the app's accessibility if they are not.

Understand What’s Really
Happening On Your Device

Some apps could be sharing data with each other when they shouldn’t be and without your knowledge. While one app could be working as intended, the other may be distributing your data elsewhere.

Q-Scout is the Mobile Security App
that respects your privacy.

Q-Scout is the Mobile Security App that respects your privacy.

If you suspect that an app on your phone may be accessing your personal data or would like to set more stringent controls on how your data is managed while using the app, download Q-Scout for Android or iOS today for a comprehensive threat analysis.

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