Tuesday, October 2, 2012

How many apps of your have permission to access your private information?

MyPermission.org
 
The title of the web page was enough to get me to have a closed look. “Take 2 Minutes to Clean Your Apps Permissions” which lists some popular applications and sites in which we may have granted permission to get access to your personal information. Google, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Any application that has permission to get access to your personal information in your profile on different websites potentially puts that information at risk on being stolen or “Phished.” Facebook for example could put your friends’ information at risk as well.

MyPermissions doesn’t ask for your personal information or login details. You simply fill out that information once you arrive at the services website. Then you can easily revoke access from the permissions page.

MyPermissions will also let you sign up for a monthly email reminder to check your apps permissions helping you keep your private information your own. The email reminder will come at the first of every month.

Head over to MyPermission.org and tighten up your security. It’s quick, easy and you and your friends will be thankful.

3 comments:

tomaszb said...

Kevin,

I manually check all the apps which I no longer needed and I do it periodically. So I was sceptical about MyPermissions and thought that maybe even it was not 100% safe in itself. But when I saw all the recommendations from the big and trusted companies I decided to give it a try.

You really are doing a great job with your blog! I subscribed because your posts are useful and often eye-opening.

Also thank you for reviewing my web site recently! I was not aware of certain issues before our discussion about privacy and cookies. We all rely on internet services and they often abuse our trust. I did some research and came accross an article presenting an issue which made me very upset: 'WordPress.com Stats Quietly Includes Quantcast'. I don't normally swear but you would not want to hear me after reading that article!

Greetings,
Tom

tomaszb said...

Kevin,

I manually check all the apps which I no longer needed and I do it periodically. So I was sceptical about MyPermissions and thought that maybe even it was not 100% safe in itself. But when I saw all the recommendations from the big and trusted companies I decided to give it a try.

You really are doing a great job with your blog! I subscribed because your posts are useful and often eye-opening.

Also thank you for reviewing my web site recently! I was not aware of certain issues before our discussion. We all rely on internet services and they often abuse our trust. I did some research and came accross an article presenting an issue which made me very upset: 'WordPress.com Stats Quietly Includes Quantcast'. I don't normally swear but you would not want to hear me after reading that article!

Greetings,
Tom

Kevin (evilfantasy) said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog Tom.

Hopefully I can get some time and add some more blog posts that will help you and others.

Kevin