Media Coverage Archive


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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The Hacker News | BY Mohit Kumar
Thursday | June 21, 2018

Thousands of Mobile Apps Expose Their Unprotected Firebase Hosted Databases

Mobile security researchers have discovered unprotected Firebase databases of thousands of iOS and Android mobile applications that are exposing over 100 million data records, including plain text passwords, user IDs, location, and in some cases, financial records such as banking…

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Security Week | BY Ionut Arghire
Wednesday | June 20, 2018

Thousands of Mobile Apps Leak Data from Firebase Databases

Thousands of mobile applications running on iOS and Android have exposed over 113 gigabytes of data from 2,300 unsecured Firebase databases, enterprise mobile security firm Appthority says in a new report. The new research follows last year’s report into the…

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