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Heartbleed, apps are also at risk: find out which ones are vulnerable

Are mobile devices subject to the Heartbleed bug? Yes, but changing passwords to apps does not resolve the situation

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<p>There <strong>Heartbleed question</strong>has been making us reflect on online safety for a few days. Surely you have asked yourself: "<strong>But mobile devices are at risk</strong>? ?Here is the answer  <strong>YES</strong>. Even our smartphones can have problems, but we don't need to change the password to the applications.</p>
<p>The app, in fact, can be subject to damage created by the heartbleed bug, just like the sites, because <strong>connect to servers and web services</strong>, so there is no way out; also because the problems also concern the free apps. In short, if you have connected your social networks, or bank data to applications, there is no way to solve the problem until the developers run for cover.</p><div class=

Trend Micro laboratories have reviewed 390 thousand apps on Google Play and discovered already 1,300 apps connected to vulnerable servers. These apps include:

  • 15 banking apps
  • 39 apps for online payments
  • 10 online shopping apps

As mentioned, unfortunately cambitating passwords will not resolve nothing until app developers and web service providers solve the problem. At the moment the only solution is to use payment and transaction apps as little as possible.

Want to know which apps are affected by the bug? Lookout – a security technology company – has released in record time Heartbleed Detector, application that can detect any apps affected by the problem and even if your Android version is at risk.

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