Are You Trading Stocks Securely?

By IOActive


This paper demonstrates vulnerabilities that affect numerous traders. Among them are unencrypted authentication, communications, passwords, and trading data; remote DoS that leaves applications useless; trading programming languages that allow DLL imports; insecurely implemented chatbots; weak password policies; hardcoded secrets; and poor session management. In addition, many applications lack countermeasures, such as SSL certificate validation and root detection in mobile apps, privacy mode to mask sensitive values, and anti-exploitation and antireversing mitigations.

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