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According to a mobile application security company, more than 3,000 mobile applications, both Android and iOS, are leaking confidential data, including commercial information from 23,000 unsafe firebase databases.
The company’s researchers scanned 2.7 million Android and iOS applications using Firebase databases and revealed shocking information. According to the report, the researchers found that about 27,227 Android applications and 1,275 iOS applications store their application data in Firebase database systems, 3,046 of these applications saved data within 2,271 unsafe databases at the same time. that anyone could access, that is, 2,446 are in Android and the remaining 600 are iOS applications.
The filtered data includes 2.6 million user IDs and plain text passwords, 25 million stored GPS location records, 50 thousand financial transaction records in the application and more than 4.5 million platform user tokens. of social media. Other data that is filtered includes more than 4 million PHI (Protect Health Information) records that contain private chats and recipe records.
These social networking sites and mobile apps are not safe at all. Yesterday, I informed them that Facebook, Google and Microsoft are supposedly accused of using dark patterns for people to share their personal data. A report by the Norwegian Consumer Council issued on June 27 revealed how some large technology companies use default settings, dark patterns and interface features to “push” their users and manipulate them to share their private data on these platforms. The report also accused Windows 10 of Microsoft of doing the same but to a lesser extent.
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