Android Apps May Be Exposing Your Personal Data
- 2021-05-25 17:45
According to the new study conducted by Check Point Research, it seems that some mobile apps on Android phones expose the personal data of users. During the research, the organization examined the work of 23 apps and determined that the reason for potential data exposure is associated with cloud services.
When it comes to the type of personal data that becomes publicly available, it includes messages, emails, photos, location, and even passwords. The information can be accessed from real-time databases of 13 apps for Android. CPR claims that while cloud-based solutions become more prevalent, the security of users gets overlooked.
Many app developers carelessly integrate cloud services from third parties into their apps and thus put users' data at risk. The problem takes place when developers don’t configure real-time databases with an effective authentication feature. It means that there is no mechanism in place to prevent unauthorized access to your information.
The team of CPR emphasizes the importance of developing proper defense solutions that will be effective against various cyber threats. There is a lot more work that needs to be done to make sure that sensitive information remains safe.
Have you ever experienced such problems when using apps? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.