Binary scans find vulnerabilities in one in five Android apps
Research conducted by binary-level security and compliance testing company Insignary has found vulnerabilities in one in five Android apps.
Insignary tested 700 of the most popular Android apps on the Google Play Store for the research. Their Clarity system was put to work for the first time analysing APKs for known open source vulnerabilities.
Here are some of the key findings:
The binary scans indicate that the Android apps available on Google Play Store by the top software vendors contain versions of open source components with security vulnerabilities. Out of the 700 APK files scanned, 136 contain security vulnerabilities.
57% of the...