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Uber data breach shows apps may not be able to protect your information

01
Mar
2016
Image Credits: cyberintelligence.in

Image Credits: cyberintelligence.in

The world has gone mobile. With 68 percent of Americans owning a smartphone of some kind according to the Pew Research Center, staying connected on the go has obviously become a major part of everyday life. But there is a dark side to the mobile revolution.

Apps, which have moved themselves to the center of smartphone engagement, aren’t as secure as some people might think. In fact, Uber’s trouble with the state of New York has highlighted the security woes many modern apps face. The ride sharing giant was ordered to pay a $20,000 penalty for a data breach that leaked the names and license plate numbers of more than 50,000 drivers.

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