Security Risks from Third-Party Apps

3 min

Quiz 1 of 2

A third party app that Rachel downloaded is requesting her login credentials for another app or software. What is the potential harm that she should know of before providing access?

a
Another developer will now have access to her data and there is another point of entry for hackers or data breach.
b
There is no risk in providing your login credentials, so long as you use a complicated password.
c
Third party applications that request login credentials are always suspect and you should never use them.
d
Third party applications that request login credentials will damage your device and make it run less efficiently.

Quiz 2 of 2

Garret hasn’t updated his third party e-mail application in a long time. What would you explain to Garret about updating third party apps as it relates to security?

a
All third party applications are updated automatically with better security frameworks, so he doesn’t have to worry.
b
He should check for an updated version, since new security patches may have been issued that can better protect his data.
c
The process of updating a third party application poses a greater security threat than using older versions of the app.
d
Updating a third party application does not affect how secure it is, so it doesn’t really matter one way or the other.

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