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Appthority - The Authority in App Security. July 2012 App Reputation Report

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  1. 1. Appthority The Authority in App Security™App Reputation Report – July 2012Domingo Guerra – President & cofounder (@sundaywar) Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 1 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  2. 2. Introduction • Consumer devices and apps are now in the enterprise • BYOD (bring your own device) has transformed IT • Millions of apps out there • Most apps have hidden behaviors “How do I create a mobile policy, if I don’t know what apps do?” Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 2 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  3. 3. App Reputation Report • Collected the top 50 free iOS & Android apps • Ran them through the Appthority Platform; provides an x-ray into each app • Summarized findings on risky behavior of the top apps Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 3 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  4. 4. Who’s who in the top 50? • Both OSs are incredibly fragmented • Only Disney & Rovio have more than 1 app in top 50 on iOS • 92% unique developers in iOS, 66% unique on Android • Google developed 20% of apps on Android to 50 • Apple and Google each developed just 1 app on iOS top 50 iOS Android 4% 4% 4% 4% 6% Unique DevelopersUnique Developers Google Inc. 20%Disney Rovio Entertainment Ltd 66% Adobe SystemsRovio Entertainment Ltd 92% Facebook, Inc. Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 4 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  5. 5. Meet your top 50 • Both OSs also fragmented by categories • Games dominate iOS: 25 of top 50; 6 of top 10 and 4 of top 5 • Entertainment apps lead Android, followed by games • Android categories more evenly represented iOS Android 6% 14% Entertainment 20% 12% 26% Games 2% Health & Fitness 6% Music & Audio 10% Photo & Video 8% Productivity 10% 20% Social Networking 2% 50% Utilities 6% 8% Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 5 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  6. 6. Apps can do what?! • Apps provide tools, utilities, and entertainment • Apps can also do things behind the scenes • This report outlines four risky behaviors: -Accessing a user’s location -Accessing a user’s contact book -Accessing a user’s calendar -Sharing data with ad networks/analytics • Sometimes apps ask the user’s for permission to access data… However, with BYOD, user and corporate data live together Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 6 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  7. 7. Top 50’s risky behaviors • How common are these risky behaviors? • 96% of iOS & 84% of Android’s top 50 free apps can access data • 22% of iOS apps can access all 4 sets of information 88% Ad Networks and/or Analytics 58% 70% User Location 58% iOS 52% Android Contacts/Addresses 44% 26% Calendar 4% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 7 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  8. 8. What about “business” apps? • “Business” defined as top Finance, Healthcare, & Business apps • Enterprise devices should have more business apps than games • Are “business” apps safer than gaming apps? Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 8 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  9. 9. Gaming v “business” apps • Surprisingly, they are not that different • 100% of iOS & 93% of Android game apps can access some data • 93% of iOS & 80% of Android business apps can access some data Android iOS 93%Ad Networks and/or Analytics 100%Ad Networks and/or Analytics 60% 60% 0% 33% Calendar Calendar 0% 7% Gaming Apps 13% Business Apps 47% Contacts/Addresses Contacts/Addresses 13% 60% 73% 67% User Location User Location 53% 67% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 9 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  10. 10. Conclusion • IT needs to worry about malware and risky behaviors in apps • Developer landscape fragmented, impossible to track sources • Gaming and business apps can access sensitive data • Mobile App Risk Management needed to know what apps do Appthority can bring power & information back to IT’s hands Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 10 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
  11. 11. Thank you! The Authority in App Security™ Appthority – Confidential and Proprietary © Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved 11 contact@appthority.com | +1 (415) 562-SAFE | @GetAppthority | www.appthority.com
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