Adult websites start leaking info of Mobile Content Users!

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Mobile Security Firm Wandera has warned all mobile users to stop accessing ‘A’ rated content via tablets and smart phones. The London based firm says that most of the websites which host ‘A’ rated content are least reliable when it comes to protecting user information, identity and data.

Wandera which carried out a study on this issue has confirmed that watching P%$N on a smart phone carried a much higher risk than watching it on a traditional PC set up. And that’s due to the fact that smart phone operating systems, especially Android are not as secure as desktops, there are many vulnerabilities that can be easily exploited by hackers.

Moreover, the survey carried out by Wandera also exposed the fact that the email IDs which are being used to connect the smart devices to web services are being exposed on the dark web. Thus, details such as the content which has been accessed, viewed, and purchased are also being leaked.

Consequently, details such as these if and when leaked can not only prove embarrassing but can also lead to serious consequences.

Wandera Content Marketing Lead Liarna La Porta said in its blog post that 40 out 50 top A rated sites which were exposed at the time of research leaked PII (Personal Identifiable Info). The research also discovered that the personal data of more than 800,000 users of adult site Brazzers was exposed in September 2016, followed by a cyber attack on 400 million accounts on Adult friend finder network in November’16.

In 2015, user information such as real names, addresses, search history and credit card info was leaked by controversial extra marital dating app Ashley Madison.

So, all you mobile using folks out there please be aware of the fact that the content you are accessing on your phone could be leaked at any moment by cyber crooks.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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