Over 100 million users’ data was exposed by 23 apps that were not secured.

Building and coding technology cause mistakes, despite the efforts of those involved. bugs is a way to refer to what hasn’t been done from these mistakes. Many bugs can be taken advantage of by sinister actors, referred to as vulnerabilities, since they are only known for the possible performance of the technology. There are other methods of forcing software to do things that are not intended such as gleaning information about security defenses in place.

When the flaw is linked to bad coding practices, the problem is extremely frustrating. It’s unacceptable for a Developer to hard-code access keys into the app or not to set up a online database for it, which is something most Developers do.

Over 100 million users' data was exposed by 23 apps that were not secured.
Over 100 million users' data was exposed by 23 apps that were not secured. 1

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They found that not many apps embedded their cloud storage keys in their code. More than half a million people use the “iFax” application to send and receive fax, and in order to grant them access they would have to retrieve keys from within the application. The researchers had to use code analysis to verify that they could have had these records.

Hard-coded push notification keys are a lesser problem that they discovered. Embedded notification key are not as much of a problem as having cloud storage key is, since it is just as bad a practice. Check Point told the app makers prior to revealing the vulnerabilities, and thenpatched a lot of the issues.

The 23 downloaded apps that were surveyed are a small sample of the more than two million mobile apps in the Play store. These very bad practices are likely to be used more often than they have been.

Full report can be accessed here.

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