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Mobile Stock Trading App Providers Unresponsive to Glaring Vulnerabilities

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Sep
2017
Mobile Stock Trading App Providers Unresponsive to Glaring Vulnerabilities

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More than 20 of the most popular mobile trading applications used by consumers and day-traders for securities transactions contain glaring vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to sniff personal data or steal money from accounts.

Researchers from IOActive today published a report describing the scope of the security issues. More concerning, however, is the lack of response from the respective financial firms. Of the 21 apps in question, researcher Alejandro Hernandez said he sent detailed private disclosures to 13 brokerage firms and only two had acknowledged the reports as of Monday.

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