The size and scope of this problem is substantial, and there is no end in sight. Anonymized data from more than 6 million active customer mobile applications analyzed by RiskIQ helps quantify the issue:
245,000+ apps have account grabbing capabilities
497,000+ apps can control vibration
212,000+ apps are capable of accessing the camera
184,000+ apps can access contacts
66,000+ apps can read SMS
Read more: Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile.