CERT/CC Enumerates Android App SSL Validation Failures

    Date04 Sep 2014
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByDave Wreski
    A growing compilation of close to 350 Android applications that fail to perform SSL certificate validation over HTTPS has been put together by the CERT Coordination Center at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Researcher Will Dormann created a large spreadsheet hosted on the CERT/CC site listing Android applications found on both the Google play and Amazon stores that fail to validate digital certificates, leaving them exposed to man-in-the-middle attacks.
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