Android users do not download these apk applications. Researchers have discovered more than 100 applications that fail to encrypt data logon correctly, so it is very easy for hackers to steal your password.
This is bad news for users of Android. Security researchers have discovered more than 100 apps, android apk failing to encrypt data logging properly, so it is terribly easy for hackers to steal your password. Even worse: the vast majority of application vendors are not doing anything about it.
The specific matter, HTTPS vulnerability is not a new problem. In fact, we’ve known for years that Android applications are susceptible to this problem, and that puts private information of users in danger. So really it is not news that still around.
What may surprise you is that the list of affected applications include popular services like Match.com, NBA Game Time, Safeway, and ready-Pizza Hut. So if you’ve been asking delicious hot dog pizza, crust pizza hut with your phone, you must change password at this time. Also you should probably stop using these applications until you know that have been set.
Do not panic too: Not all Android applications that suffer from this vulnerability. Security researchers say that these applications have been downloaded over 200 million times, so it is 200 million opportunities for hackers to steal passwords … but that’s not much in the grand scheme of things.
Earlier this year, a lot of applications that have been downloaded over 350 million times were identified as equally insecure. (OkCupid was among them.) Defective Encryption was also the cause of a mobile security shake again in 2012. So it’s not that application developers do not know that HTTPS vulnerabilities are a problem. It is quite outrageous that are not doing anything about it, though.