Karim Hijazi, CEO of Prevailion, discusses the risks of using child-tracking apps, and how organizations behind independent tracking apps might not have robust software development programs to ensure the code is secure.
Mobile apps that help people monitor their children are also leaking the parents’ data to third parties, and possibly malicious actors, researchers have found.
Karim Hijazi, CEO of Prevailion, believes that the reason behind the lax security in child-tracking apps is that app developers do not always necessarily dedicate the time and sources needed to ensure an app is secure.
The apps you use to track your children may actually be tracking you. Prevailion CEO Karim Hijazi pointed out to Cybernews, many of the companies behind these kinds of apps utilize third-party code from open-source libraries or specific features built by other developers to cut costs.