Popular Sonic the HedgeHog Apps at Risk of Leaking User Data to Unverified Servers | Threatpost


"Three Sonic the Hedgehog games for Android, downloaded over 100 million times, are at risk of leaking user geolocation and other personal device data to suspicious servers, putting users at risk of man-in-the-middle attacks and similar type vulnerabilities, according to security experts."

Two of the three leaky apps revealed in this article expose user information due to the use of a third-party library. A recent study of mobile apps on the app stores revealed that while it is common to use third-party libraries, not all of them are safe to use. It's important to know if common apps use unsafe third-party libraries, since these could easily weaken the security posture of the apps and reveal sensitive user information. To see if your business is exposed to risk, request a free report for one mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play.


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