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76% of mobile apps have flaws allowing hackers to steal passwords, money, and texts

A new report by Positive Technologies underscores the prevalence of serious security flaws in mobile applications. The most common type of vulnerability is insecure data storage, which affects 76% of all mobile apps. Insecure data storage may under certain conditions be exploited by threat actors in order to obtain unauthorized access to sensitive user data including passwords, financial data and personal information.

Overall, 43% of Android apps and 38% of iOS apps contain high-risk flaws. Moreover, attackers can leverage malware to exploit 89% of vulnerabilities. Usually this can be done remotely, without physical access to the targeted device.

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