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Pradeo Lab's cybersecurity predictions for 2020

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on January 17, 2020

 

The cybersecurity landscape is evolving at a fast pace. Hackers constantly sophisticate their attack techniques while security vendors push their technologies forward to keep warding threats off efficiently. Mobile security has become in the last couple years a major topic for security teams, as nearly all workforces now use mobile devices for work purpose. According to our team, here is what should be expected in 2020.

 

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Google Play’s most downloaded shopping apps irresponsibly process users’ data

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on November 14, 2019

The largest online retailers in the world offer their products through mobile applications that are used by billions of customers. As a result, nowadays 82% of internet users shop online through their mobile device, according to a Statista report.

When a mobile application handles personal and financial data, it is required by data privacy laws, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2), to embed security capabilities that’ll enforce privacy by design and prevent data breach.

The Pradeo Lab looked into Google Play’s 38 most downloaded shopping apps, shredding them with its app security testing tool. The results show they overly process personal data and handle them in a poorly secure manner.

 

 

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The Pradeo Lab identifies another app with Joker malware on Google Play

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on October 22, 2019

Update: The app “Int App Lock” has now been deleted from Google Play and added to global antiviral databases.


Joker is a malware that silently exfiltrates data and subscribes users to unwanted premium subscription. In September, the malware was found in 24 apps on Google Play. Last week, Pradeo researchers identified another infected application still featured on Google Play. The app called Int App Lock, a tool intended to lock access to some data with a PIN code, was installed on 10,000+ devices. Users are advised to immediately delete it from their device.

 

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Report | How secure are the most widespread mobile applications?

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on August 26, 2019
 
This security report presents how secure mobile applications are, according to the industry they are part of. It delivers statistics showing that even in the most sensitive sectors, leaky applications are extremely common, at the expense of data privacy. The results it features to better understand the most widespread app threat and should help orientate security strategies accordingly.
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FaceApp: What our security report shows

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on July 25, 2019

FaceApp is currently highly questioned in the press. A lot of articles and some American politicians relate that the Russian mobile application collects and exfiltrates its users’ personal data, without specifying which. Real threat or fake news? The FaceApp security analysis performed by the Pradeo Security engine clarifies things. Here is a part of it.

 



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