In a world where we are increasely dependent on our mobile phones, cybercriminals are becoming more creative in gaining access to our private data, and exploiting it for their own benefit, often leading to identity theft, spoofing, blackmail, phishing attacks, and ransomware, among others. The easy availability of free apps on app download platforms has increased consumers' apetite for app based services which may often require access to their phones' microphone, location, contacts, calendar, and camera, just to name a few. While the majority of apps genuinely require such permissions to function properly, some malicious authors are able to exploit these permissions by offering at bargain services and games on the most popular appstore, without users being aware.
Ultimately, the best solution to this problem is to avoid using smartphones altogether, especially since most app users do not understand the technology stack behind these products. Because that would clearly be a deal breaker for most people, we are soon releasing a new product called the Cybercase, a unique electronic phone case, to prevent your device from being used as an eavesdropping tool, and to collect sensitive data from your device without your knowledge.