Data from the Android apps for Facebook, Twitter or Google Calendar use unsecured connection

by Kumar on February 24, 2011 · 0 comments

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Data from the Android apps for Facebook, Twitter or Google Calendar over the Internet are sent are not encrypted, discovered an American professor. Using Android social apps at public WiFi hotspots is a risk.

It was found that the social-networking apps sending unsecured data. It is still not known whether it Twitter just go to the official client or any apps that use the Twitter API. In the case of Twitter meant the lack of encryption that all tweets sent could be viewed, in private messages that would be a privacy issue could bring. Because Twitter uses OAuth login information was impossible to find.

It is unclear whether that Facebook can do, that app uses at least no OAuth. Google Calendar also be synchronized data without encryption, Gmail and Google Voice data were encrypted it again. The lack of a secure connection that allows data to public WiFi hotspots can be intercepted. There is also the danger of man in the middle attacks.

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