Gmail Apps Have 92% Success Rate of Being Hacked Researchers Claim

What do you think about this headline? How do you feel when you consider the claim that all or most of your mobile apps are not only hackable but that once hacked, all or most of your sensitive and confidential information is at the finger tips of the hacker(s)?

hacker imageYou may be saying, “I don’t have any Gmail apps” so consider your other apps. Consider your bank’s app, the apps you use through your insurance company, investment company, or the one you use to store all of your passwords. 

Now let’s really get deep, shall we? 

Consider the wallpaper app you downloaded, or that app that you don’t remember where or how you got it. What about the app your child added to your phone awhile ago? According to researchers, hackers can access your most valuable apps through your insignificant ones. Now how do you feel? Do you feel safe and secure?

CNBC’s Evelyn Cheng wrote in her article, “In a paper being presented Friday at the Usenix cybersecurity conference, the engineers said they also could steal check images from a Chase app with an 83 percent success rate and hack personal information such as address and Social Security numbers from H&R Block (success rate 92 percent), Newegg (86 percent), WebMD (85 percent), Hotels.com (83 percent) and Amazon (48 percent) apps….Demo videos show how a hacker could use another phone to monitor the activity on the sensitive apps and grab personal information when entered by the victim.” 

Are you looking dumbfounded yet?

Read more here 

 

 

Source: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101940258

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