The Youmi advertising software development kit (SDK) that was responsible for 256 iOS apps being pulled from the Apple App Store is also used in Android app development. Security researchers have flagged it as a potentially unwanted application since it performed a range of actions that could compromise the user’s privacy. The Youmi ad library was found sending the information such as device location, device identifying information, network operator location, phone number, amongst others to a remote location. The ad library was also found to download and request the installation of new applications and create shortcut advertisements on the home screen or in the application list.
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