We often hear about the dark web, the famous hidden face of the Internet whose webpages are not referred in the classical search engines and are only accessible from a dedicated browser. This secret portion of the web would be much larger in terms of size than its visible alter ego, which earned it to be regularly compared to the submerged part of an iceberg.
Pradeo developed an advanced Artificial Intelligence process delivering the most accurate threat detection technology of the market. Through the years, the Pradeo intelligence center has collected 100 billions of mobile security data, implemented 200.000 security rules and detected nearly 1 million severe mobile threats and billions of leaky behaviors.
Mobile apps are now on top of our digital consumption and they process data from millions of users all around the globe every day. The growing request of renewal and immediacy pushes organizations to create applications at a very fast pace, leaving behind the security tests.
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.
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.