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Slashdot: Popular Android Apps Full of Bugs: Researchers Blame Recycling of Code
2014-07-27 9:46pm -07:00T Visit Slashdot


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First time accepted submitter Brett W (3715683) writes "The security researchers that first published the 'Heartbleed' vulnerabilities in OpenSSL have spent the last few months auditing the Top 50 downloaded Android apps for vulnerabilities and have found issues with at least half of them. Many send user data to ad networks without consent, potentially without the publisher or even the app developer being aware of it. Quite a few also send private data across the network in plain text. The full study is due out later this week."

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