11 réflexions au sujet de “Les risques de la vie privée de logiciels pré-installés sur les appareils Android”

  1. … is ridiculous. I mean a lot of the pre-installed apps can’t even be uninstalled.. if you want to uninstall them, as soon as you update your phone again it reinstalls all the apps. I have never used Facebook ever yet it’s reinstalled itself on my phone a hundred times

  2. > ***The privacy risks of pre-installed software on Android devices***

    > *Many pre-installed apps facilitate access to privileged data and resources, without the average user being aware of their presence or being able to uninstall them*

    > *On the one hand, the permission model on the Android operating system and its apps allow a large number of actors to track and obtain personal user information. At the same time, it reveals that the end user is not aware of these actors in the Android terminals or of the implications that this practice could have on their privacy. Furthermore, the presence of this privileged software in the system makes it difficult to eliminate it if one is not an expert user.*

    > https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2019/03/22/privacy-risks-pre-installed-software-android/

    More reading

    > ***A study analyzes pre-installed software on Android devices and its privacy risks for users***

    > *(…)*

    > *In addition to the standard permissions defined in Android and that can be controlled by the user, the researchers have identified more than 4,845 owner or personalized permissions by different actors in the manufacture and distribution of the terminals. This type of permission allows the apps advertised on Google Play to evade Android’s permission model to access user data without requiring their consent upon installation of a new app.*

    > *As for pre-installed apps on devices, 1,200 developers have been identified behind the pre-installed software, as well as the presence of more than 11,000 third party libraries (SDKs) included in the same. An important part of the libraries is related to advertising services and online tracking for commercial purposes. These pre-installed apps are executed with privileged permission and without being able, in the majority of cases, to be uninstalled from the system. An exhaustive analysis of the behavior of 50% of the identified apps reveal that many of them display potentially dangerous or undesired behavior.*

    > *In relation to the information offered upon logging into a new terminal, the lack of the apps transparency and of the Android operating system itself is brought to light, upon showing the user a list of permissions different from the real ones, thereby limiting capacity for decision-making regarding personal data management.*

    > *(…)*

    > *Preliminary version of the study available here:*

    >> ***An Analysis of Pre-installed Android Software***

    >> ***https://haystack.mobi/papers/preinstalledAndroidSW_preprint.pdf***

    > *(…)*

    > https://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/UC3MInstitucional/en/Detalle/Comunicacion_C/1371266431303/1371215537949/A_study_analyzes_pre-installed_software_on_Android_devices_and_its_privacy_risks_for_users

  3. Android privacy is basically non-existent. I have a Galaxy S9+ and even if I use only Secure Folder, even inside it there are a lot of pre-installed apps that have access to everything including your photos, documents etc. It’s really ridiculous. I miss the true sandboxing from iOS where each app has its own files and that’s it, no app has access to files from another app. It should be this way on Android unless you EXPLICITLY gives permission for an app you use, for example a file manager. Or maybe give a single FOLDER permission for each app, selected by the user. The idea of all apps having UNLIMITED access to your phone makes it completely non-secure for files and documents. Bank apps are fine though.

  4. Unfortunately, phones with Ubuntu/LineageOS out-of-the-box aren’t a thing.

    I’ll make sure my next phone supports LineageOS, as my current one doesn’t. I hope the installation process isn’t too complicated.

  5. and here in r/android people trying to say google is the one full of bloatware. while being spied on by facebook, microsoft samsung and google on our very own galaxy.

  6. They should give us the option of choosing which apps to install upon firt boot, or there should simply be a law that prevents warranty voidance by installing alternative OS.

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