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Understanding the Security of Mobile Apps in Africa

November 29, 2023

CyLab-Africa researchers partner with mobile security provider for summer collaboration experience Researchers from CyLab-Africa and the Upanzi Network recently partnered with the mobile security provider Approov to explore the security of common financial services apps used across Africa. After surveying 224 popular financial applications, the researchers found that 95 percent of these Android apps exposed secrets that can be used to reveal personal and financial data. Across these applications, approximately 272 million users have the potential to be victims of the security flaws. Read Full Story