How to protect yourself and your apps from hacking this holiday season

December 22, 2015
Aaron Polmeer

By Mary Min


Recently, I got a text message from my credit card company, informing me about charges my husband made on the card we use for purchases on an extremely popular mobile shopping app. The charges originated from Bakersfield and Atlanta, and we had never been to either city. Consumers often get credit card warnings like this, but because they originated from a mobile app purchase, I decided to download and analyze the app to investigate further. What I found was pretty disturbing: Analyzing the source code, I realized that the user’s login information could easily be accessed, enabling a hacker to…

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