Leaking Ads—Is User Data Truly Secure?

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Most developers currently use HTTPS to protect user data. But that doesn’t mean their apps are secure. Kaspersky researchers found that several popular advertising software development kits (SDKs) are transmitting user data unencrypted by HTTP, which often fails to protect such data.

Learning Objectives:
1: Learn why app developers should not trust third-party SDKs and ensure data safety.
2: See how even well-known apps can contain third-party code with security issues.
3: Think about if it is time for Google to notify users when apps are using HTTP.
Roman Unuchek


Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab

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