3,000+ mobile apps leaking data from unsecured Firebase databases

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Appthority published research on its discovery of a new HospitalGown threat variant that occurs when app developers fail to require authentication to Google Firebase databases. Appthority security researchers discovered the HospitalGown vulnerability in 2017 which leads to data exposures, not due to any code in the app, but to the app developers’ failure to properly secure backend data stores (hence the name). The new Firebase variant exposes large amounts of mobile app-related data stored in unsecured Firebase databases.

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