An Israeli security company uses mobile ads to compromise smartphone security.
Reports are coming that, an Israeli company called “Bsightful” uses mobile ads in a devilishly clever way. By using freely-offered information on users from app developers, the company can locate most anyone with minimal information. Bsightful is selling this data access to whoever is willing to pay.
Bsightful is a highly secretive company. Forbes was only able to figure out the most basic of details about it. However, the report does illustrate how easy it is to collect location information through mobile ads, which could severely compromise your smartphone security.