Reports claiming numerous apps distributed through Apple’s App Store are secretly exfiltrating user data should be an alarm call to enterprise CIOs. It signals a new battlefront in the eternal enterprise security wars.

The enterprise risk of personal data

On the surface, the data being extracted is kind of … personal, such as location and browser histories. Information like that provides additional insight into what individual users are up to. Why should that concern an enterprise?

That’s a rhetorical question, of course. Most enterprise security professionals recognize that any form of data exfiltration poses an overall challenge.

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