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About 75% Of Top Android Apps Used By Indian Users Contain Security Risks

Appknox, a mobile security testing company, reported that 75% of apps used in India are under major security risks. Most of the android apps used by Indian users are prone to major security threats, said Appknox. This company tried 100 top applications in India and tested them under their security testing systems.

This test was used to find out how much the users' information is stored, how much is shared, how much privacy the user has and how secure the payments were in those apps.

This report was put forward so the app developers can realize that users need maximum privacy and that the apps should not be exposed to such vulnerabilities. It was then found out that most of the most used Indian apps also show the signs of security threats upon running them through security checks. This is quite a big risk for businesses and corporations using those apps because their data can get leaked.

After the test, it was concluded that 79% of the apps showed signs of being affected by network security misconfiguration. 78% were lacking in showing sufficient code obfuscation. If the apps do not have sufficient code obfuscation, it can lead to threat actors decompiling or reverse-engineering the code. 42% of the apps showed insufficient transport layer protection. This is due to sending data from mobile apps to the server and unsecured channels.

This is a huge threat to Indian developers because if the data of app users are not secured, they will stop using those apps which will result in a great loss. So the Indian developers should try different methods to obtain their users' privacy as soon as possible.

It is also reported that there are about 2,976,112 apps on google play. And out of these apps, about 157,131 are by Indian publishers and developers.

According to Forbes, India is the top country globally where most apps are installed and used. So it is important to take steps to make these apps more secure.


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