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Popular Android Apps Vulnerable to Man-in-the-Middle Attacks

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Aug
2014

SSL vulnerabilities in Android apps offer cybercriminals the possibility to run man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks on users, thus intercepting communication between the client and the server. After analyzing the most downloaded and free 1,000 apps on Google Play, security researchers at FireEye found that 674 of them included SSL vulnerabilities that could be exploited by threat actors in order to gain access to sensitive information. FireEye Mobile Security Team discovered that about 73% (448…

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