More than 80% of FDA-approved health apps vulnerable to at least 2 security risks

New findings from Arxan Technologies suggest a disconnect between consumers' and app executives' confidence in app security and the number of existing vulnerabilities in those apps.

Eighty-four percent of mobile app users and executives believe their mobile health and finance apps are "adequately secure," according to the study. Additionally, 63 percent believe app providers are doing all they can to protect these apps.

However, the study found 90 percent of tested mobile health and fitness apps (including 80 percent of apps approved by the FDA) were found to have at least two vulnerabilities.

The majority of the apps — 98 percent — lacked binary protection, according to the study.

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