Abstract: Mobile applications (apps) are taking the world by storm. Currently, end users have downloaded over 225 billion apps on their mobile devices. Security concerns surrounding the downloading of apps are often overlooked. The apps on our smart phones can be accessed by the tip of our fingers or the sound of our voice. One must think about the interactive risks to our privacy and the security concerns that can affect our digital lives. This study explores awareness and security risks associated with downloading mobile apps. A total of 124 students were surveyed at two mid-Atlantic Universities. The study found that many students are downloading mobile apps without fully understanding the security risks associated with such action.
Keywords: mobile security, Mobile applications, Apps, Mobile Devices
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Recommended Citation: Chawdhry, A., Paullet, K., Douglas, D., Compimizzi, J. (2017). ADownloading Mobile Applications - Are Students Protecting Themselves?. Journal of Information Systems Applied Research, 10(2) pp 35-42. http://jisar.org/2017-10/ ISSN: 1946-1836. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of CONISAR 2016)