Originally posted on CBS Dallas / Fort Worth:
(CBSNEWS.COM) – LinkedIn’s iOS app is collecting information from calendar entries, including passwords and meeting notes, and transmitting it back to the company’s servers without their knowledge, according two mobile security researchers.
The business-networking giant’s app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone has an opt-in feature that allows users to view their calendar entries within the app. However, researchers Yair Amit and Adi Sharabani discovered that once enabled by the user, the app automatically transmits users’ calendar entries back to LinkedIn servers. The pair expects to present their findings at a security workshop at Tel Aviv University tomorrow.