Bank applications for Android contain significantly more critical vulnerabilities than their analogues for iOS. To this conclusion, experts Positive Technologies came, analyzing the system of RBS for both platforms. According to the results of the study, the preponderance is very significant.
According to experts, the share of high-risk vulnerabilities in banking applications for Android is 56%, while in iOS software this figure does not exceed 25%. Such vulnerabilities allow attackers to pick up credentials for access to the bank account and the accumulation of their victims.
Interestingly, experts say that sometimes applications of the same bank, designed for different platforms, can contain a different number of vulnerabilities. As a rule, there are fewer vulnerabilities in iOS versions than in Android, despite the fact that they are created by one development team.
Fortunately, there is now a general tendency to reduce the share of critical vulnerabilities in banking applications, according to Positive Technologies researchers. Since 2015, the number of vulnerable online banking programs has declined from 90 to 71% in 2016 and to 56% in 2017.
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