Study Finds Airline Apps Riddled With Security Bugs

Airlines’ mobile apps typically contain an average of 21 vulnerabilities each and transmit data over multiple unsecured connections, researchers find

The mobile apps distributed to customers by major airlines are typically riddled with security vulnerabilities, a review has found.

The bugs are all the more concerning since the apps in question typically handle sensitive information including passport and payment card details.

The audit by Montpellier-based mobile security firm Pradeo looked at the top 50 most used airline apps worldwide, primarily from North America, Western Europe and Eastern Asia.

The company said the data privacy issues exposed by the audit were “alarming”.

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Source: Silicon UK