Tuesday, May 26, 2015

In 70 percent of the banking application have revealed the vulnerability of Android – Lenta.ru

The client software offered by financial institutions (banks mobile applications) for Android, proved to be more vulnerable than iOS: 70 percent versus 50 percent. This was reported by representatives of the company’s information security Positive Technologies at a press conference at the forum on practical security PHDays in Moscow, the correspondent “Heathcliff!».

On average, every Android-app contains 3.7 critically dangerous gaps, whereas the figure is iOS 2.3 vulnerabilities.

In addition, the experts found that, based on data for the past year, Russia ranked second in the number of ATMs (571), which can be obtained access the Internet, on the ground – Pakistan (1458).

The company noted that this year the situation has improved: for example, the number of ATMs, “visible” in the network of one of the banks that were able to identify at the beginning year of the current year amounted to about 80 pieces, while in May 2015, this figure dropped to 33 ATMs. Often the problem stems from the fact that ATMs Russian companies do not update the software and use the outdated Windows XP.

Positive Technologies – an international company with offices in Moscow, London and Boston, working in the field of information security (IS ). The staff is comprised of developers, consultants and experts in the field of information security.

Positive hack days – the annual international forum on information security.


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