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Know Your Breach: Firebase

Feb 8, 2019 3:34:18 PM

The target: Firebase, a Backend-as-a-Service offering from Google that is marketed towards mobile app developers .

The take: Over 100 million records from thousands of mobile apps, including plaintext user id & password combinations, GPS location records, financial records, health records and session tokens

The attack vector: Security researchers discovered that the default configuration for Firebase databases does not secure data or require authentication, allowing unauthorized third parties to view and exfiltrate application data.

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Topics:Know Your Breach