How scammers hack apps on smartphones: the most popular ways

(ORDO NEWS) — Specialists from Positive Technologies, a cybersecurity company, tested 20 apps for Android and iOS smartphones each.

As a result, it turned out that many applications that users install to store data do not have a sufficient level of encryption to store personal or other sensitive information. One of the most vulnerable were banking applications.

As noted, most of the tested applications have poor data encryption or even store them in clear text. And one of the most common problems with banking apps has been passwords that are too simple and easy for hackers to crack.

“The most popular vulnerability in mobile applications is the storage of user data in clear or poorly encrypted form. It is less common to store important data in public folders. Slightly more than a third of all vulnerabilities are associated with insecure data storage, ”the Positive Technologies research report says.

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