Millions of people using Android apps are at risk of having their personal data leaked, research indicates.
Scientists tested 13,500 Android apps and found almost 8% failed to protect bank account and social media logins.
By creating a fake wi-fi hotspot and using a specially created attack tool to spy on the data the apps sent via that route, the researchers were able to:
- capture login details for online bank accounts, email services, social media sites and corporate networks
- disable security programs or fool them into labelling secure apps as infected
- inject computer code into the data stream that made apps carry out specific commands
Google has yet to comment on the research and its findings.
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