Apparently numerous apps can be found in the Google Play Store that have a dangerous vulnerability. Among other things, the Edge browser and the dating portal Bumble are affected. The applications can be used to access sensitive user data.
According to Borncity, security researchers at the software company Check Point warn against this. There are currently eleven Android apps with the serious vulnerability CVE-2020-8913 available in the Google Play Store. Affected apps include Bumble, Edge, Booking, Cisco Teams and OKCupid. The developers of the applications have been informed by Check Point and should soon be making security updates available with patches.
Attackers can exploit the vulnerability and execute malicious code on the smartphone
Fehler in der Google Play Core Library
A bug in Google’s Play Core Library is responsible for the vulnerability. This gives developers the opportunity to provide their apps with updates and new features. Although the search engine company fixed the problem on April 6, not all app providers have upgraded their software and provided it with an update. In order to fix the vulnerability, the developers of the respective app have to switch to a newer version of the Google Play Core Library.
Since this update has not yet been made by all app developers, Check Point says several hundred million Android users are exposed to a threat. Attackers can completely take over the vulnerable applications and forward sensitive user data. In tests, the security researchers managed to steal cookies and the entire browser history of someone else’s smartphone.
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