Is That App On Your SmartPhone Safe? Maybe Not!


High-risk vulnerabilities are common across both Android and iOS mobile apps, with Android devices slightly more at risk than their iOS counterparts (43% vs. 38%), according to Positive Technologies’ Vulnerabilities and threats in mobile applications report, released Wednesday.

Insecure data storage is the most common vulnerability found in mobile apps across both platforms, the report found, as 76% of all apps contain this flaw. In some cases, insecure data storage can allow hackers to steal passwords, financial information, personal data, and correspondence, according to the report.