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100M+ users data are exposed via vulnerable android apps.

Researchers from Checkpoint has identified that 23 android apps from Google play store exposes the personal data of 100m+ users.

The security experts at Checkpoint highlights that the misconfiguration in app also exposes the developers internal resources such as infrastructures related to update mechanism and other storages.

What has really happened:

Real-time database which allows application developers to store data on the cloud was not protected with a basic requirement of security- Authentication

“While investigating the content on the publically available database, we were able to recover a lot of sensitive information including email addresses, passwords, private chats, device location, user identifiers, and more. If a malicious actor gains access these data it could potentially result in service-swipes (ie. trying to use the same username-password combination on other services), fraud, and identity theft.Researchers suggested.

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