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18,000 Android and iPhone apps leaking user data — what you need to know

More than 18,000 Android and iOS apps are leaking their users’ sensitive personal data from improperly secured cloud servers, Dallas-based security firm Zimperium has found.

The leaking information includes medical test results, session tokens for online banking and shopping websites and user photos, usernames, real names, phone numbers, email addresses and street addresses. Details of server configurations, online payment systems, airport transportation systems, encryption keys and even blank bank checks were also exposed.

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