Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Online Stock Trading Has Serious Security Holes

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

An analysis of dozens of trading platforms reveals a range of cybersecurity concerns across mobile, desktop, and the web.

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Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

An analysis of dozens of trading platforms reveals a range of cybersecurity concerns across mobile, desktop, and the web.

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It’s never been easier to trade stocks; just a few taps or clicks will do the trick. But most of the platforms that millions of market participants rely on to move their money suffer from cybersecurity shortcomings, new research warns. As if stocks weren’t risky enough already.

A new report from Alejandro Hernández, a security consultant at IOActive, found that nearly all of the 40 major online trading platforms he investigated had at least some form of vulnerability. While they range widely in severity and scope, the overall picture is of an industry that has not taken security measures proportional to the sensitive information involved. Hernández will present his research at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Thursday.

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