DHS Funds Tech to Root Out Malware in Government Mobile Apps

NextGov: Federal agencies have built hundreds of mobile apps during the past decade, ranging from useful to educational to um, this.

Many of those apps weren’t built with security in mind, however, and even apps that were built securely half a decade ago may now be riddled with unpatched vulnerabilities if no one’s been actively maintaining them.

That means there’s a real danger that an app the government built to serve the public could now be serving up malware that will compromise users’ personal information.

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