Most government apps ‘vulnerable’

SECURITY:The most common issues relate to data storage and software vulnerability, among others. Apps that fail to meet the deadline for improvement will be pulled

Taip Times
Date: May 08, 2017
By: Lo Tien-pin and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Executive Yuan yesterday said 98 government-made applications render their users highly vulnerable to hacking, adding that it would pull the apps from circulation if improvements are not made by the middle of the month.

Only 20 apps out of a total of 144 made by the Executive Yuan’s subordinate agencies passed all tests conducted by its evaluators, an Executive Yuan inventory report to the Legislative Yuan Internal Administration Committee said.

Of the remaining apps, 23 were found to have four to six vulnerabilities and 101 have one to three vulnerabilities, the report said.

The 98 apps that failed the tests pose a “high informational security risk” and the National Development Council last month instructed agencies to improve them before the middle of this month.    [FULL  STORY]

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