Troy, MI (PRWEB) February 13, 2014
RIIS, LLC, an IT services firm specializing in mobile application development and professional services, announced they've published a special Valentine’s Day edition of their Android App Security Index. The report ranks mobile dating apps according to their adherence to mobile security policies.
“Remember that awkward talk you had with your father some time ago? Well - we’re trying to expose the dangers of not wrapping up your code,” commented RIIS’s president Godfrey Nolan.
Mobile phone users relying on dating apps to find their Valentine may be surprised to hear what is sprawled out on their phones, ready and willing, just waiting for a hacker’s skillful touch.
When RIIS stripped 5 dating apps down to their skin and bone, only one app passed the 10-point security test.
The other 4 dating apps showed that they are not the type you bring home to meet your mother.
“I caught a few things with just a slight penetration into the app,” exclaimed David Armstrong, RIIS engineer.
“He was afraid to go too deep,” RIIS engineer Amanda Taylor chimed in.
The most offensive quirks and unsettling fetishes uncovered were:
Scoring was based on how well the app developers mitigated these 10 standard mobile app security risks:
1. Insecure Data Storage
2. Weak Server Side Controls
3. Insufficient Transport Layer Protection
4. Client Side Injection
5. Poor Authorization and Authentication
6. Improper Session Handling
7. Security Decisions Via Untrusted Inputs
8. Side Channel Data Leakage
9. Broken Cryptography
10. Sensitive Information Disclosure
The Dating App Security Index, complete with the names of the apps studied and their issuing companies is available for download at http://www.decompilingandroid.com/android-dating-app-security-index/.
RIIS is an IT consulting firm based in Troy, MI. Our primary service includes accelerated application development through visualization and automated tools for the web and mobile technologies. We help companies get the applications they need, faster! Industry experience includes software, eCommerce, advertising, defense, insurance, banking/finance, and telecommunications.