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Major Banking Applications were found vulnerable to MiTM attacks over SSL

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Security experts discovered a critical vulnerability in major mobile banking applications that left banking credentials vulnerable to hackers.

A group of security researchers has discovered a critical vulnerability in major mobile banking applications that left banking credentials vulnerable to hackers.

The vulnerability was discovered by researchers of the Security and Privacy Group at the University of Birmingham, who analyzed hundreds of iOS and Android banking apps.

The experts discovered that several of them were vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

The list of affected banking apps includes Allied Irish bank, Co-op, HSBC, NatWest, and Santander.

An attacker sharing the same network segment of the victim could intercept SSL connection and retrieve the user’s banking credentials even if the apps are using SSL pinning feature.

The SSL pinningprovides an additional level of protection againstman-in-the-middle attacks, the certificate pinning is implemented to avoid...(continued)
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