App developers are weak link for Android security -

App developers are weak link for Android security

NEW YORK – As the use of mobile apps on smartphones grows, trusting mobile apps not to expose your sensitive data has come into focus.

A recent report on Android apps vulnerability published by German university researchers has attracted much media attention. The study found that 1,074 apps out of 13,500 free Android apps analyzed had weak Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) implementation that could potentially make them vulnerable to attack.

EE Times asked Mark Knight of Thales e-Security to break down the issues surrounding mobile app vulnerability. Thales is the large French military contractor which claims its data protection technology is deployed behind roughly 80 percent of ATMs installed in the world today.

When it comes to Android apps security issues, the weak link appears to be apps developers.

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