Mobile Apps Security: Protecting Mobile Devices from Attack | Mobile Technology |

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.


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