Apps trying to stealthily scrape contacts

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Menel, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Menel macrumors 603

    Menel

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    Anyone found some?

    I downloaded this Jurassic Park game, i spotted it on the App Store features, new and notwworthy. First thing that happened when I launched it, iOS6b gave me the prompt about app requesting access to contacts. There is no apparent reason this 'game' needs access to scrape contacts.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jurassic-park-builder/id499250722?mt=8
     
  2. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    Just because the app is requesting access to your contacts does not mean it is scraping them. Do you suspect the app was sending your contacts to the developer's server?
     

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