Connecting to LinkedIn...

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdqvmtuvmdgvntqvmzgvnzi1l01ptlrbu0hfqkxpr19vtljftkrfukvex0lnqudfx3jlc2l6zwrfyw5kx3jlbmrlcmvklmpwzyjdlfsiccisinrodw1iiiwimtkymhgxmjuwiyjdxq

Blog

Popular Mobile Travel Apps Have Critical Security Issues: Report

15/09/2015 by Sharon Shahzad

W1siziisijiwmtuvmdkvmtuvmtuvntavmjgvnde5l01vymlszsb0cmf2zwwgyxbwcy5kuecixsxbinailcj0ahvtyiisijywmhg0mdbcdtawm2uixv0

Developers of mobile travel applications are more focused on features that boost the user experience than on ensuring increased security for their programs and customer data, a recent report from Bluebox Security reveals.

According to the mobile security company, even the top 10 most popular mobile travel apps lack proper security, and all of the analyzed programs include critical flaws. The issues impact applications designed for popular mobile platforms including Android and iOS.

The firm notes that many developers have created numerous points of entry for attackers to access sensitive data by overlooking the security of their apps.

In their analysis, Bluebox researchers found that only one in ten Android travel apps encrypts data stored on mobile devices, leaving data such as usernames, passwords, e-mail and server addresses, and credit card numbers easily accessible to attackers. None of the ten iOS programs examined leveraged encryption of stored data.

The study also uncovered that certificate pinning was present in only two of the ten Android apps and in one of the ten iOS programs and that it was used only on a portion of the network connection. Thus, the rest of the examined software left users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks that can leak data in transit.

Additionally, four of the examined Android apps and six of the iOS apps included code that could offer admin functionality and could result in granting special privileges that regular users should not have access to. Attackers could exploit this to access credit card information, travel history, upcoming travel plans, and other similar data, Bluebox said.

None of the examined Android and iOS applications incorporated anti‐tampering measures, which could allow attackers activate restricted functionality and gain full control of the programs and to modify the app to include malicious code or to launch attacks on other apps. None of the apps included sufficient device integrity (jailbreak/root detection) protections.

This article has been extracted from http://www.securityweek.com, please click on this link to read the article in full http://www.securityweek.com/popular-mobile-travel-apps-have-critical-security-issues-report

Montash is a multi-award winning global technology recruitment business. Specialising in permanent and contract positions across mid-senior appointments across a wide range of industry sectors and IT functions, including:

ERP Recruitment, BI & Data Recruitment, Information Security Recruitment, Enterprise Architecture & Strategy Recruitment , Energy Technology Recruitment, Demand IT and Business Engagement Recruitment, Digital and E-commerce Recruitment, Leadership Talent, Infrastructure and Service Delivery Recruitment, Project and Programme Delivery Recruitment.

Montash is headquartered in Old Street, London, in the heart of the technology hub. Montash has completed assignments in over 30 countries and has appointed technical professionals from board level to senior and mid-management in permanent and contract roles. 

comments powered by Disqus

Social Stream

Latest News

W1siziisijiwmtcvmduvmjmvmtmvmjavmjkvndg3l3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja180mtqwnti1mdeuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

Their Shoes... Matthew Gilbranch, Managing C...

2017-05-23 15:00:00 +0100

Matthew Gilbranch (32) is a managing consultant here at Montash, managing the SAP team. With 7 years in the global recruitment industry, he loves helping people and building lasting relationships with clients and candidates alike. He took the time to talk to us about what a typical day is like in the global IT recruitment industry. "I get up at 6 and I'm out of the house by half 6 and on the train by twenty to 7. On the train I tend to have a power nap ...

W1siziisijiwmtcvmduvmdqvmtyvndavmzkvotg5l3nodxr0zxjzdg9ja181ndm0mduxmtuuanbnil0swyjwiiwidgh1bwiilcizodb4mtawiyjdxq

7 Things About Your CV You Need To Fix Right ...

2017-05-04 18:00:00 +0100

As a global technology recruitment agency, we are in touch with candidates day in and day out. We've seen all kinds of CVs in our time and know a good one when we see it. As our recruitment team look to find the ideal candidate, they are looking for CVs that show how candidates can impact their clients in a positive way, not just look flashy on paper. You only have a small amount of space on your CV to show off your skills, so make every word count. Cut...