Tinder and Instagram Blacklisted Apps in Appthority Q4 Report


The mobile threat protection enterprise, Appthority, has released its Enterprise Mobile Security Pulse Report for Q4 2017.

The report details the apps which have been frequently blacklisted by enterprise mobility and security teams.

The Pulse Report uses data from the millions of mobile security scans Appthority has performed each quarter for its customers.

Regarding iOS devices, Tinder made the list of most blacklisted apps, joined with WhatsApp Messenger and Pokemon GO – which topped the list for the second quarter running.

For Android devices, the top blacklisted apps were WhatsApp Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram – which were all new to the list this quarter.

Enterprises blacklist apps for a range of security concerns, which include security policy compliance and also concerns about data handling.

Domingo Guerra, president and co-founder of Appthority, said: “With our latest Pulse Report, we continue to see enterprises being exposed to data leakage and privacy risks from many commonly used apps. Our goal with these reports is to provide mobility and security teams with insights into app risks that will help them make informed enterprise policies and protect their employees and valuable corporate data.”

The Pulse Report also includes information about the most common apps which have been found in enterprise environments and the associated risks that come with them.

The Report showed that the riskiest Android apps in the enterprise environments included Deutsche Telekom Online Manager, NFL Mobile, OMD Mobile, Uber and WhatsApp Messenger. With iOS apps it included Dropbox, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Pandora, Spotify and Whatsapp Messenger.

The research of the report shows that many apps have mobile threat risk scores indicative of data leakage and vulnerabilities.

The report also showed that the leading destination countries for the top ranking iOS and Android apps are the United States, Germany and Ireland.

Click here to download the full report.