In honor of Halloween, I did a quick analysis of 30 Halloween-themed Android games to see how many were sending data and to where. While not all apps that send data are malicious, the following stats are spooky for privacy conscious folks:

  • 16 apps sent data various US locations (53%)
  • 5 apps sent data outside of the US (17% -- see pictures below)
  • Only 9 apps sent no data (30%)

Would anyone like to guess how many of the 5 apps pictured were given a Malicious or Dangerous risk rating?






About Jasmine Noel

At Veracode, Jasmine’s efforts are focused around market research, content development and sales enablement efforts. Previously, Jasmine was a founding partner of Ptak/Noel, an industry analyst and marketing consulting firm. Prior to that she also served as director of systems and applications management at Hurwitz Group, and senior analyst at D.H. Brown Associates. Jasmine holds a bachelor of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master of science from the University of Southern California.

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