Experts Roskoshestvo, examining popular application for ordering a taxi, came to the conclusion that the software isn’t resistant to hacking attacks, according to “Izvestia”. In the case of hacking, according to experts, may leak personal data of the clients, including information of Bank cards.
Specialists conducted a test for resistance to DDoS attacks application “Yandex. Taxi,” Uber Russia, Maxim, Gett, “Citymobil” and Rutaxi, “Lucky” and Fasten. The experts evaluated the presence of malware, as well as providing secure storage and transmission of personal data. None of the apps viruses were found, and payment information customers was encrypted. However, experts noticed a number of vulnerabilities that can lead to data leakage.
“The most common of them-weak hashing algorithms and encryption, an insecure SSL implementation”, the study says.
As a result, the risk of hackers obtaining personal data of the client is maintained. The chances of burglars, if a customer orders a taxi by connecting to a public Wi-Fi network.
“An attacker can switch the traffic of a mobile phone for themselves, analyze it and then send to the server. The victim most likely will not notice the attack, and confidential information will be from a swindler,” said virus expert “Kaspersky Lab” Victor Chebyshev.
The specialists found out that the users of the applications on the Android platform is better protected from hacking than the owners of smartphones from Apple.
“The fact that the iOS platform itself more secure. So developers of applications for Apple care less about the security of their products,” — said the head of the Centre for digital expertise Roskoshestvo Anton Kukanov.
Experts emphasize that the best way to protect yourself from a possible data breach — do not use public Wi-Fi hotspot, giving preference to the mobile Internet.
The most effective way to eliminate the risks of data leakage when ordering a taxi, according to Victor Chebyshev, — not to use in this moment a public Wi-Fi hotspot. It is better to go online from the gadget using the mobile Internet.
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