Careless Errors in Hundreds of Apps Could Expose Troves of Data


AS WITH ANY piece of software, mobile apps can create an array of security issues and exposures,

 rogue programs that are intentionally malicious to apps that contain an obscure but significant flaw

new research is shedding light on systemic oversights in mobile app cloud infrastructure that are all too common and create the risk that users' data could leak where it shouldn't or be compromised.

Researchers from Broadcom's Symantec Threat Hunter team published findings on Thursday about the prevalence of hard-coded authentication

These login credentials are often meant to give the app access to a single file or service, like a mechanism for an app to display public images