【您是否知道这些iPhone应用程序在您使用它们时会记录您的屏幕?】

您是否知道这些iPhone应用程序在您使用它们时会记录您的屏幕?】当应用程序说它正在收集数据以用于技术支持或分析目的时,它似乎无害,但TechCrunch和App Analyst的报告发现许多iOS应用程序在没有通知用户的情况下进一步的收集数据。无论是按下任何按钮还是输入信息都被记录下来,更糟糕的是,虽然可以配置该功能以防止记录信用卡号等敏感数据,但它们并不总是完全阻止它。App Analyst展示了加拿大航空公司应用程序中的情况,它可以截取信用卡信息和用户密码。

 

Did you know these iPhone apps record your screen while you use them?

When an app says it's collecting data for technical support or analytics purposes, it seems innocuous but a report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst found a number of iOS applications that went much further without informing users. The apps mentioned, including Air Canada, Abercrombie & Fitch, Expedia, Hotels.com and others used analytics software from a company called Glassbox that embeds "session replay" tech to show them exactly what users are doing.

Whatever buttons are pushed or information is entered is recorded, and worse, while the feature can be configured to prevent recording of sensitive data like credit card numbers, they didn't always block it out fully. By using man-in-the-middle software to intercept data going to Glassbox's servers, The App Analyst showed how this happens in Air Canada's app, where it could screenshot credit card info and user passwords.

The companies do only get recordings of activity that happens within their apps, but the potential for a data leak or misuse of information that users don't even know they're giving out is worrying. Glassbox isn't the only analytics company with such software running in iOS apps, and a report last year by Gizmodo uncovered a number of Android apps with similar screen recording capabilities built-in. The company in that case, AppSee, like Glassbox, openly advertises its capture abilities to developers, but for users it's just another thing to think about every time you pick up your phone.

 

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/07/iphone-screen-recording-analytics/?utm_campaign=homepage&utm_medium=internal&utm_source=dl


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