IDG News Service: Instagram, Grindr, and more popular Android apps put user privacy at risk, researcher saysTuesday, September 9th, 2014
IDG News Service reports on research from the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group concerning privacy and security problems with popular apps on Google’s Android mobile devices:
Instagram, Grindr, OkCupid and many other Android applications fail to take basic precautions to protect their users’ data, putting their privacy at risk, according to new study.
The findings comes from the University of New Haven’s Cyber Forensics Research and Education Group (UNHcFREG), which earlier this year found vulnerabilities in the messaging applications WhatsApp and Viber.
This time, they expanded their analysis to a broader range of Android applications, looking for weaknesses that could put data at risk of interception. The group will release one video a day this week on their YouTube channel highlighting their findings, which they say could affect upwards of 1 billion users. [...] Read more »