Sunday, December 10, 2023

Security of third-party mobile apps cloudy with chance of pitfalls

As businesses and consumers increasingly sign up to the benefits of cloud-based, mobile application development solutions, many developers of these solutions are failing to take into account the security risks involved when these apps are misconfigured, Tech Xplore reports. Check Point Research recently discovered misconfigurations and implementation issues that have exposed the data of 100 million mobile application users. Researchers expressed surprise at facing no obstacles to accessing open databases for certain apps on Google Play. Some of the aspects obtainable in this case were device locations, email addresses, passwords, private chats, user identifiers, and other attack vectors. Such vulnerabilities leave all of these users at risk of fraud and identity theft.

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