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Test your app-titude: Would you download these 5 apps?

Test your app-titude: Would you download these 5 apps?

It pays to be careful about which apps you download to your smart phone. More than 5 million smart phone users experienced symptoms of malicious software on their phones in the past year, our latest survey projects. Even a non-malicious app can be intrusive, asking for permissions to perform various actions, such as access your contact list or location, that may not be essential.

How much information are you willing to share with an app? And how good are you at spotting an app that asks for more privileges than it actually needs? Try our our interactive quiz: “Would you download this app?” in our story.

See more of our survey findings along with our infographic, “How well do you protect your information?”, in our report, “Keep your phone safe: How to protect yourself from wireless threats.” And for many more tips on keeping safe and private online, visit our Guide to Internet Security.

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