Experts have found several critical vulnerabilities in the most popular applications for children.

The experts selected the top most downloaded applications for children from the App Store and Google Play services. In 9 of 14 applications in

Android versions of the application encryption key wasset in source code. Head of the Solar appScreener of Rostelecom-Solar, Daniel Chernov, indicated that such a vulnerability ranks third in terms of criticality in the OWASP Top 10 international rating.

At the same time, versions of games under iOS have an even less complicated scheme of data protection and encryption than under Android, - there are practically no hashing algorithms in them.

In previous studies, we have not metvulnerabilities higher than fifth place in this ranking. In our opinion, this is due to the fact that developers generally do not think about the safety of children's gaming applications. Obviously, because free mobile games for children, at first glance, should be uninteresting to intruders.

Daniil Chernov

Other experts indicate that developers are worseprotect applications for children, since there is practically no information useful to hackers — they are free, they don’t contain data about the user's payment systems, and the data itself is of no interest.