Here we go again — more than 100 million users of almost two dozen Android apps have had their personal data exposed, according to new research from a cybersecurity firm that says it discovered the problem stemmed from the way developers misuse third-party cloud services.
The team at Check Point Research published a report that revealed specific examples of vulnerable applications, including astrology, taxi, screen recording, and fax mobile apps. Among other things, CPR found publicly available sensitive data from real-time databases connected to several Android apps that had garnered between 10,000 and 10 million installations. The personal data included emails, chat messages, passwords, and photos, among other things, and CPR also found push notification and cloud storage keys embedded in many Android apps themselves.
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Originally published at https://bgr.com/tech/android-apps-exposed-user-data-through-cloud-services-5927069/ on .