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Dozens of top apps aren't safe

More than a hundred Android apps have a serious encryption issue - or rather a LACK of encryption issue. Your login info isn't safe with these apps, and some of them are very popular apps, like the Pizza Hut app and an NBA app.

If that sounds scary, you'll be sad to learn that most app developers haven't taken steps to right this wrong. There is an error with the connection between the app's server and you, leaving your passwords and login credentials virtually open to anyone who wants to take a peak.

This so-called, "Game-Over" defect is prominent with major Android applications such as Safeway and Match.com, which means that millions and millions of Android smartphone and tablet users are left vulnerable to a destructive cyberattack. This security flaw was discovered by AppBugs, an application that alerts users to malicious external apps downloaded on your gadgets.

Note: The list of affected apps is constantly changing as some publishers fix their apps while other vulnerable apps are discovered. Follow along and I'll show you how to check your apps for safety.

The AppBugs team brought the flaw to the attention of many Android app developers but little has been done about it. This means that Android users are temporarily on their own when figuring out what apps are safe to download, at least until this Game-Over defect is out of the picture.

Next page: How do hackers take advantage of this flaw?
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