HomesecurityCritical vulnerabilities in top Android VPN apps allow data theft

Critical vulnerabilities in top Android VPN apps allow data theft

Security investigators discovered critical vulnerabilities in top VPN apps being offered It's free for Android devices. Vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute Man-in-the-Middle attacks and steal sensitive data of users.

Critical vulnerabilities in top Android VPN apps allow data theft

There are many dangerous VPN apps that are installed on more than 120 million Appliances. The free VPN by name SuperVPN, is installed at least 100 million Android Appliances.

This VPN application is used by users into a 150 countries.

SuperVPN is designed by supersofttech, a company based in Singapore. In fact, however, it is owned by the independent app publisher, Jinrong Zheng, from China.

Unencrypted communications

Security investigators examined the SuperVPN and found that it was being sent sensitive encrypted data via unsecured HTTP.

Also, the VPN application contains one decryption key that allowed researchers decrypt the data.

This leads to finding sensitive data about him server the SuperVPN, its certificates and the credentials that the VPN server needs to authenticate.

Attackers can use this information and replace the actual SuperVPN server data with false server data.

The severity of the vulnerabilities

According to experts, attackers can exploit VPN vulnerabilities and monitor users' communications and activities. In this way, they can gain access to sensitive data such as sites visited by users. In addition, they can steal usernames and passwords, photos, videos, messages and more.

Critical vulnerabilities in top Android VPN apps allow data theft

According to researchers, “some applications have their encryption keys in the VPN application. This means that even if the data is encrypted, the hackers they can easily be decrypt using these keys ”.

VPN developers have released some of the keys to help attackers gain access access to encrypted user data.

“In 2016, SuperVPN had only 10.000 downloads. Now, it has more than 100 million. Although many articles stated that SuperVPN was malicious, has not yet been removed from the Play Store", The researchers said.

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