In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade yo...
What it does: Salon-Finder (free) is an iPhone app that helps salons and customers "connect, build loyalty and be pampered," according to its Facebook page. Got a broken nail? Find a salon and get it fixed. No worries. Well, there are a few things to worry about.
What are the risks:
• Not compiled as a Position Independent Executable (PIE), which could expose the app to memory corruption attacks.
• Sends some sensitive data in clear text (no encryption).
• Can access a user's Location and Contacts Book.
• Includes file paths to source code files in debug information, stored within the app's executable. These file paths often include usernames or other information related to the app developer or development company.
In Pictures: 9 iPhone and iPad apps that invade your privacy, and 1 that doesn't