Researchers uncover major security vulnerabilities in ICS mobile applications

IOActive and Embedi researchers found 147 cybersecurity vulnerabilities in 34 mobile applications used in tandem with SCADA systems.

According to the researchers, if the mobile application vulnerabilities identified are exploited, an attacker could disrupt an industrial process or compromise industrial network infrastructure, or cause a SCADA operator to unintentionally perform a harmful action on the system. The 34 mobile applications tested were randomly selected from the Google Play Store.

Read more about the researchers’ findings that reinforce the fact that mobile applications are increasingly riddled with vulnerabilities that could have dire consequences on SCADA systems that operate industrial control systems on Help Net Security.

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