Health and finance apps vulnerable to security risks

Posted on May 20 2016 - 8:05am by John Peters
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Arxan Technologies, a provider of application protection solutions, warns that even the most sensitive apps – those relating to health and finance – have major security risks. For its latest State of Application Security Report, it tested 126

 For its latest State of Application Security Report, it tested 126 popular health and finance apps and discovered that 90% had at least two major security risks, even though 84% of app users and app executives believed them to be ‘adequately secure’

For its latest State of Application Security Report, it tested 126 popular health and finance apps and discovered that 90% had at least two major security risks, even though 84% of app users and app executives believed them to be ‘adequately secure’

popular health and finance apps and discovered that 90% had at least two major security risks, even though 84% of app users and app executives believed them to be ‘adequately secure’. Nearly all of the apps (98%) lacked binary protection and 83% had insufficient transport layer protection. Arxan Technologies warns that such vulnerabilities could result in application code tampering, reverse-engineering, privacy violations and data theft. It warns that a health app could be reprogrammed to deliver a lethal dose of medication and a finance app modified to redirect the transfer of money.

www.arxan.com

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