12 Percent of Apps Read Users’ SMS Communications
If an app can read the SMS texts on a mobile device, it can learn with whom the user communicates.

For a corporate employee, this information presents a significant security breach, because criminals may use it to impersonate familiar people, maybe through another channel, to make a more successful phishing attack. SMS-based two-factor authentication, offered by Google, Twitter and many banks, can also be defeated if text messages are visible to malicious apps and third parties.

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