Adware on mobile devices has the potential to roam freely through the device and gather data from e-mails and other sources, consumers are warned by security firm Bitdefender. "Desktop applications are isolated, and the Web browser does not know what contacts you have in your e-mail client. However, Android is highly integrated, so when you get adware it is basically asking for permission to do anything on your device," said Bitdefender analyst Bogdan Botezatu.
Mobile adware may gather data from all over the device
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