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Companies warned of major security flaw in Google Play apps

Antone Gonsalves | June 23, 2014
Many Android apps on Google Play contain authentication keys that can be easily taken to steal corporate and personal data.

Mobile app developers are notorious for reducing their workload by cutting corners on security. In most cases, getting the app out to market as quick as possible trumps better protection for users, experts say.

A study conducted last year by Hewlett-Packard found that 86 percent of the mobile apps published by 600 Forbes Global 2000 companies did not have adequate security in place to defend against the most common exploits.


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