DHS finds first responder apps are plagued by security issues – Engadget

While it’s great that a consumer app like Waze started offering traffic data to help first responders avoid traffic, emergency professionals have been using their own suite of apps for awhile. But how safe are they? The Department of Homeland Security initiated a pilot program to vet the security of 33 different apps provided by 20 developers — and found that 32 of them had potential security and privacy concerns and more serious vulnerabilities. (read more)

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