mHealth App APIs Vulnerable To Attacks Exposing PII & PHI – Experts Insight – Digitalmunition




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Published on February 10th, 2021 📆 | 4268 Views ⚑

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mHealth App APIs Vulnerable To Attacks Exposing PII & PHI – Experts Insight

New findings in the research report “All That We Let In” (press release and study link) show that fully 100% of the 30 popular mHealth apps analyzed by Approov and cybersecurity researcher Alissa Knight are vulnerable to API attacks that can allow unauthorized access to full patient records including protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII). The study underscores the API shielding actions now urgently required to protect mHealth apps from API abuse. The researcher estimates that an average 23 million mHealth users are potentially exposed from the 30 apps, and says that given that 318,000 mHealth apps are now available on major app stores and the pandemic is driving growing use of mHealth apps, that number impacted is likely far greater.

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