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On-Demand Webinar:
Security and Privacy Issues Found in Popular Shopping Apps

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"Worldwide, shopping app downloads grew to 5.70 billion in 2018, up 9.3% over 2017,” according to eMarketer. In the US, eMarketer predicts that mobile commerce (or “m-commerce”) will reach $329.15 billion by 2020, a 61.5% increase from 2018. This increase means a growing opportunity for hackers. So how secure are mobile shopping apps?

Using z3A, Zimperium’s advanced app analysis solution, we scanned and scored 30 of North America’s leading retail mobile apps, both iOS and Android versions, to see how well they protect users from security and privacy risks. As part of our study, mobile security researchers from the award-winning zLabs team assigned each application a grade. “Passing” means that the app has very few risks and does an above average job of protecting user data.

Before you “add to cart” on your mobile device, watch our on-demand webinar to learn about the results and concerns of our analysis, including details behind these facts:

  • iOS retail apps are exposing users to more privacy risks while Android ones have far more security issues.
  • 100% of iOS-based apps and 90% of Android-based apps failed to receive a passing privacy grade.
  • 83% of iOS-based apps and 97% of Android-based apps failed to receive a passing security grade.