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ThreatPost | BY Tom Spring
Thursday | June 1, 2017

Insecure Backend Databases Blamed for Leaking 43TB of App Data

Insecure backend databases and mobile apps are making for a dangerous combination, exposing an estimated 280 million records that include a treasure-trove of private user data. According to a report by Appthority, more than 1,000 apps it looked at on…

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DarkReading | BY Ericka Chickowski
Wednesday | May 31, 2017

Mobile App Back-End Servers, Databases at Risk

Mobile app developers’ casual use of back-end technology like Elasticsearch without security-hardening puts unsuspecting enterprises at grave risk of exposure.  Mobile application developers are putting enterprise data at risk by failing to secure the back-end servers and databases that feed…

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eWeek | BY Sean Michael Kerner
Wednesday | May 31, 2017

HospitalGown Vulnerability Exposes Apps to Backend Server Risk

Appthority reveals a link between mobile applications and publicly accessible data stores that are leaving users and their data open to attack. Security vendor Appthority released new research on May 31 detailing a vulnerability it calls ‘HospitalGown’ which is exposing…

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SecurityWeek | BY Eduard Kovacs
Wednesday | May 31, 2017

Enterprise Mobile Apps Expose Sensitive Data via Backend Systems

Many of the applications installed on enterprise mobile devices expose potentially sensitive data by failing to properly secure the connection between the app and backend servers, enterprise mobile security firm Appthority warned in a report published on Wednesday. An analysis…

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Xconomy | BY Bernadette Tansey
Wednesday | May 31, 2017

Appthority Finds Mobile Apps’ Data Caches Exposed on Servers

While other cybersecurity companies were tracking the WannaCry ransomware that invaded victims’ computers in recent months, researchers at San Francisco-based Appthority were finding holes in major data storage sites where mobile apps and their business clients send their information for…

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