Are These Malicious Google Play Applications Still On Your Smartphone? | Updated June 2019

Posted by Roxane Suau on June 13, 2019

When Google and Apple remove malicious or leaky applications from their stores, people who have them on their smartphone are not notified of their dangerous behaviors. Therefore, millions of users keep them on their devices, exposing all the data they manipulate to identified threats.

 

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Google Play app "Peel Smart Remote" leaks users' pictures

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on June 07, 2019

Updated on June 7th: Following the announcement of these discoveries, the "Peel Smart Remote" mobile application was removed from Google Play.

 

The Peel Smart Remote app is a widely used Google Play application (100M+ installs) that has often made the news because of its highly intrusive behaviors, such as full screen overlays and untimely advertising, causing poor user experience.

Last week, the Pradeo Security engine alerted its users about severe security issues discovered in the app’s 10.7.3.3 version. It has been found that the application collects and leaks users’ pictures to a server that does not belong to the app publisher. Last Friday, the application was updated on the Google Play store (now version 10.7.4.2), the leaky behavior has been removed from the code but yet no communication was made by the company on this matter. Because applications’ update is not automatic on all Android devices, millions of users running the former version of the app are still currently exposed.

 

 

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The alarming security state of airline mobile apps

Posted by The Pradeo Lab on May 23, 2019

Do you usually install your airline mobile app when traveling? You may think twice before using it for your next vacation.

Our latest study based on the security testing of global top 50 airline mobile applications shed the light on some alarming data privacy concerns. The audit was performed this week by Pradeo Security, an engine designed to reveal mobile apps’ behaviors (data processing) and vulnerabilities. Among the 50 mobile applications tested, had been included the most used ones globally, mainly from North America, Western Europe and Eastern Asia.

 

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Pradeo's biannual mobile security report: The current mobile threat landscape

Posted by Roxane Suau on March 05, 2019

In the corporate sector, smartphones, tablets and mobile applications are trusted with confidential information and granted access to companies’ information systems.

 

 

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What is a Man-In-The-Middle Attack

Posted by Roxane Suau on December 18, 2018

Smartphones and tablets have become the first point of access to the internet. This evolution has led to the creation of many Wi-Fi networks so people can connect from almost anywhere, but it opens a new playground for hackers. The growing amount of public networks and users who get connected to them has increased Man-In-The-Middle attack opportunities.

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