While the World Cup is around the corner, football applications are becoming omnipresent. Among their features, you can check live scores, follow your team ranking, create an account linked to your social media etc. At first sight, nothing scary. But while investigating applications* connected to one of the most followed event in the world, Pradeo’s research team found out a worrying trend: most of them are highly intrusive and vulnerable. On top of the list, there is the Eurosport app which was downloaded more than 10 million times.
Our highly digital world has fundamentally changed companies’ organization. Smartphones and tablets are now at the center of our personal and professional usages, with an average of 5 hours per day spent on them. In constant demand of immediacy, the new employee is mobile, flexible and always connected.
Mobile applications are the first media we use to access information from our smartphones and tablets. We easily trust them with sensitive data, but what do we know about their security levels? Organizations develop mobile applications at a fast pace to keep up with business needs and often leave aside security measures.
A few days before the GDPR is enforced, many companies still doubt they will be ready in time. To help them draw the path toward the compliance of their mobile framework, Pradeo launched last month an online GDPR survey allowing organizations to test their mobile practices against the new regulation requirements.
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.