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Mobile Health Apps Found to Expose Records of Millions of Users

February 11, 2021

Research conducted by Alissa Knight, partner at marketing agency Knight Ink, on behalf of mobile API threat protection firm Approov showed that the applications are vulnerable to API attacks that unauthorized parties could leverage to access protected health information (PHI) and personally identifiable information (PII).

With people increasingly relying on mHealth apps during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers observed that such apps are now generating more user activities compared to other mobile apps.

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