Sensitive data in smartphone applications: Where does it go? Can it be intercepted?

  • In this project, we explore the ecosystem of smartphone applications with respect to their privacy practices towards sensitive user data.

  • We test almost 100 of the most popular mobile applications in order to investigate how they transmit and handle user data.

  • For each application we perform a series of experiments/attacks.


Fig1. Sensitive data used in mobile apps travells via Wi-Fi and goes to the application's server and/or other 3rd party servers.