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Mobile Apps Security: Protecting Mobile Devices from Attack

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Researchers from two German Universities have examined 13,500 popular free apps downloaded from Google’s Play Market and have found that 1,074 (8.0%) have sensitive information such as log-in credentials and personal information/files that are vulnerable to attack.

Apps such as those from American Express, Diners Club, Paypal, bank accounts, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Live ID, Box, WordPress, remote control servers, arbitrary email accounts, and IBM have been singled out as being vulnerable.

Mobile apps have emerged as a new cyber-crime attack vector for phishing and malware; we saw the same scenario with web browsers.

 

 


Via Igniva Solutions, Jesús Hernández
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michael@orion-sas.co.uk's curator insight, September 23, 2016 5:34 AM
Applications by definition are hackable. Mobile phones are the weakest link in any organisation's or individual's cyber defence.

Applications demand permissions that the owner is often unaware of. For example, your contact list, cameraa voice recorder, emails etc. Why are they allowed to request such draconian permissions from the owner?

Sensitive information, personal data are sought by cyber criminals to sell on the dark web.

Cyber gangs set traps for organisations then sift through all the information they obtain to do with what they will.
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