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Top 5,000 free Android apps have security bugs in the back-end system

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Top 5,000 free Android apps have security bugs in the back-end system

Top 5,000 free Android apps have security bugs in the back-end system

Global cybersecurity researchers have found 983 occurrences of known vulnerabilities and another 655 cases of zero-day vulnerabilities. These issues crossing over the software layers of the servers, including OS, software services, communication modules, and web apps.

According to news sources, Researchers revealed important points on malware attacks. In this regard, two major technology institutes have participated Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ohio State of University have conducted research on applications in the Google Play Store, applications designed for iOS may have the same backed system.

The report discovered vulnerabilities in the backend systems that feed substance and promoting to smartphone applications.

These security bugs could enable hackers to break into databases that incorporate individual data – and maybe into customer cell phones. The examination explains that the affected applications are spread across multiple categories.

Specialists will present their discoveries at the 2019 USENIX Security Symposium. Brendan Saltaformaggio, Assistant Professor in Georgia Tech’s School of Electrical and Computer Engineering issued an announcement.

These vulnerabilities affect the servers that are in the cloud”

Saltaformaggio said, “These vulnerabilities affect the servers that are in the cloud”. He proceeded to include, “And once an attacker gets to the server, there are numerous ways they can hack.”

The researchers have been deeply investigating the issue, they want to check how the attacker gets into individual mobile devices that are connected to vulnerable servers. Based on the vulnerabilities, the question arises whether or not they can get into a server to the user device.

In their investigation, the team found 983 cases of known vulnerabilities and another 655 instances of zero-day vulnerabilities crossing over the software layers – working frameworks, software services, correspondences modules, and web applications – of the Cloud-based frameworks supporting the apps.

skyWalker can look at the security of the servers supporting mobile applications

To prevent security issues, researchers have created an automated system called SkyWalker to vet the Cloud servers and software library systems which can also help developers improve the security of mobile apps.

skyWalker can look at the security of the servers supporting mobile applications, which are regularly worked by Cloud hosting services instead of individual application developers.

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