It has been reported that 84% of Android shopping apps have high-level vulnerabilities. The security assessment was carried out across 50 mobile shopping apps and revealed over 270 vulnerabilities. IT security experts commented below.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“Mobile apps remain a booming area as people continue to use their mobile devices for all manner of activities in both their personal and corporate lives. However, in the rush to be first to the market, many companies overlook security considerations beyond what is needed to get an app into the official store, leaving it exposed to be taken advantage of.
Both app developers and app store providers have a responsibility to ensure security is taken fully into consideration and rigorously tested before being made available to customers.
Enterprises concerned about mobile app security should conduct their own tests and whitelist or blacklist apps which don’t meet their standards in accordance with the companys’ risk appetite. Corporate networks should also be monitored to ensure any devices connected aren’t introducing vulnerabilities into the enterprise.”