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Researchers Identify Android App Personal Data 'Leak'
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 11:45 am on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Millions of people are using Android apps that can be tricked into revealing personal data, research indicates.

Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins.

These apps failed to implement standard scrambling systems, allowing "man-in-the-middle" attacks to reveal data that passes back and forth when devices communicate with websites.

Google has yet to comment on the research and its findings.

Researchers Identify Android App Personal Data 'Leak' [bbc.co.uk]
Researchers from the security group at the University of Leibniz in Hanover and the computer science department at the Philipps University of Marburg tested the most popular apps in Google's Play store.


 

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