Media Coverage Archive


Wall Street Journal | BY Douglas MacMillan
Wednesday | July 4, 2018

How to Protect Your Email Inbox From Snoopers

Safeguarding email from prying eyes is generally not that hard—even if it is a new concept for many users An email inbox is a vault of secrets. In recent years, millions of users have been giving out the combination. An…

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Bleeping Computer | BY Catalin Cimpanu
Saturday | June 23, 2018

Thousands of Apps Leak Sensitive Data via Misconfigured Firebase Backends

Thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications are exposing over 113 GBs of data via over 2,271 misconfigured Firebase databases, according to a report released this week by mobile security firm Appthority. Firebase is a Backend-as-a-Service offering from Google that contains a…

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TechTarget | BY Madelyn Bacon
Friday | June 22, 2018

Unprotected Firebase databases leaked over 100 million records

Android and iOS mobile apps that use unprotected Firebase databases leaked over 100 million records that include PHI, financial records, and authentication information. Thousands of mobile applications are leaking personally identifiable information from unprotected Firebase databases. According to research from…

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InfoSecurity Magazine | BY Kacy Zurkus
Thursday | June 21, 2018

New HospitalGown Variant in iOS, Android Apps

More than 3,000 mobile iOS and Android apps have presumably been affected by a new HospitalGown threat variant recently discovered by Appthority. The threat occurs when app developers fail to require authentication to Google Firebase databases, potentially leaving private data exposed.…

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