A mobile security report from security vendor Bit9 said that 100,000 applications it examined on Google Play were questionable or suspicious due to the types of permissions they requested, the reputation of the application's publisher and other factors.

Security vendor Bit9 classified more than 100,000 applications on Google Play as "questionable" or "suspicious" in a new report that the company said underscores the sometimes overlooked risks posed by permission-hungry applications.

Bit9's criteria for defining an application as "questionable" or "suspicious" included permissions requested by the application, categorization of the application, user rating, number of downloads and the reputation of the application's publisher.

In its examination ...