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Stolen information by a mobile App? You need to do that

via:科普中国网     time:2021/11/10 18:02:19     readed:415

Many friends are worried about the excessive collection of personal information by mobile phone apps, resulting in personal information disclosure.

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has also continued to carry out special rectification actions for App infringement on users' rights and interests, but there are still some apps "against the wind". In the face of all kinds of mobile apps, how should we protect personal privacy? Xiaobian here to teach you a few tricks!


Avoid using fake apps

At present, many shanzhai apps emerge in an endless stream, which not only excessively steal personal information, but also maliciously deduct fees and send spam messages. These shanzhai apps are extremely obscure and closely resemble the original ones in terms of visual design and name.

You are advised to download the App from the App store of your mobile phone rather than through Internet search. Before downloading an App, carefully check its name, description, downloads, reviews, etc. For unfamiliar, unpopular App must be carefully understood, cautious authorization. If you encounter copycat App infringement, you should report it to the relevant authorities in time.


Restrict App access to location

When you just download an App, you will often receive a lot of authorization requests, such as opening location, accessing photo albums, using the camera, obtaining contacts, opening notifications, etc. Many people will click confirm the next step without looking carefully, so it is easy to overexpose personal information.

Generally speaking, these types of authorization include prohibit, always allow, and only allow during use. It is recommended that you open relevant authorization according to your actual use requirements. If you need to modify the authorization management, you can modify the authorization management in the privacy management page of the mobile phone Settings.


Submit information carefully during registration and login

Some apps will collect user information for marking when users register or log in for the first time. For example, some recruitment apps and rental apps may involve users' names, home addresses, contact information and even bank cards. Once the authorization of these personal identity information is leaked, it is easy to target.

Try not to use personal real information (such as name, home address, etc.) for registration and login. If you need to fill in personal real information, be sure that the App is authentic and reliable. At the same time, if you need to provide a third-party login method (such as wechat or Weibo), use a method with less personal information to log in.


Limit AD tracking

Many friends said that their mobile phones often receive advertising push and advertising messages. In fact, a lot of it comes from tracking ads while we're on our phones, so if you get stuck, you can adjust it in the Settings.

Take the iOS mobile phone as an example, open "Settings - Privacy - Ads - Click limit AD Tracking" to limit the push of related ads.

At the same time, we can further limit AD tracking during the life of some apps through screen time. Open Settings - Screen Time - Click On Content and Privacy Access Restrictions click on Ads under Privacy and change the option to Do not allow.


Log out of accounts that do not use the App

For apps they don't use, many people simply uninstall them to free up memory or avoid being harassed, but they may still receive related text messages and phone calls later.

You are advised to unbind your personal information (such as your bank card) before uninstalling an App that is rarely used, and then cancel your account according to the procedure. If you find that the App does not have the function of canceling the account or maliciously obstructs the cancellation, you can report to the relevant department.

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