Journal of Theoretical and Applied Information Technology
As mobile devices are getting an integral part of people's everyday life they store and process data that can be of great importance for the user. Another problem with the development of mobile Internet and means of wireless communication is tracking. All the movements and activities of the mobile phone owner can be secretly tracked by both - criminals and mobile service providers. The paper addresses the issues of online service market occupation and stationing servers in the USA; disorienting of users and hidden settings of a mobile phone; third-party data collection applications; malware and secret modules in open systems.