PlayDrone Reveals Secret Keys from Thousands of Play Store Android Apps
2014-06-19, 11:51 PM,
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Google's Android Mobile operating system for smartphones and tablets have Google's own Play Store that provides its Android users the most visible way to access the world of millions of apps.
App developers produce more than thousands of applications each year, but majority of newbie and unprofessional developers use unsafe, unreliable, and insecure coding practices, as many developers store secret keys in their apps that could potentially allow cybercriminals to get users’ sensitive data.
A team of researchers from the computer science department of the Columbia University have discovered a critical security problem in the Google’s official Android app store from where millions of Android users download various apps.
Researchers have found that most of the Android application developers often store their secret keys in their app's code, similar to usernames/passwords information, which could be then used by any bad actor to maliciously get users’ information or resources from the service providers such as Amazon and Facebook.

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2014-06-20, 12:41 AM,
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Dayum, we must be careful!
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2014-06-20, 01:04 AM,
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This is why I am downloading only apps that are ultra-necessary...
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2014-06-21, 11:42 PM,
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That's why i always loved iPhone & Appstore apps,
Apple don't play with this, they review each app and don't let low quality/suspicious apps on the App Store,
on google play you can find a lot of Malware's hidden in some games, fake anti viruses...

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2014-06-22, 09:00 PM,
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(2014-06-21, 11:42 PM)BOOBA Wrote: That's why i always loved iPhone & Appstore apps,
Apple don't play with this, they review each app and don't let low quality/suspicious apps on the App Store,
on google play you can find a lot of Malware's hidden in some games, fake anti viruses...

Dont be certain on that, I'm sure apple is involved in this aswell.

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