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ES File Explorer android app snoops data to China Unicom network via insecure HTTP
From: seclists () email tg
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:07:26 +0000
Hi, With the ES File Explorer android app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop)) installed on my phone, when I monitored the network connections on my phone via the Network Connections app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antispycell.connmonitor (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.antispycell.connmonitor)), I found that it frequently transferred data to an IP address (126.96.36.199) on the Chinese state owned China Unicom network (https://www.whois.com/whois/188.8.131.52 (https://www.whois.com/whois/184.108.40.206)) via insecure HTTP connection. This is a privacy risk, as anyone can monitor the data exchanged over this unencrypted link & also constant data exchange with this IP address raises spying concerns. Attached is a screenshot of the Network Connections app showing the insecure HTTP connection used by the ES File Explorer app. Thanks.
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- ES File Explorer android app snoops data to China Unicom network via insecure HTTP seclists (May 04)
Source: Full Disclosure @ May 4, 2017 at 03:48PM