App Data Vulnerability Threatens Millions of Users

Eric | May 27, 2015

Technische Universität Darmstadt and Fraunhofer SIT have investigated cloud databases like Facebook’s Parse and Amazon’s AWS and found 56 million sets of unprotected data. The researchers found email addresses, passwords, health records and other sensitive information of app users, which may be easily stolen and often manipulated. App developers use cloud databases to store user data but apparently ignore the security recommendation given by the Cloud providers. As a result, many user accounts are threatened by identity theft and other cybercrimes. Read the full press release here.