Mar 28, 2014 By Sharon Solomon |
Waze has come a long way since its launch back in 2008. Winner of the Best Overall Mobile App award at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, the Israeli based startup was sold to Google last year for a whopping $1.3 Billion. Unfortunately, two students from the Technion have revealed a huge security issue in the popular app.
The revolutionary Israeli navigation software made waves by integrating social networking into its user interface and enabling commercial collaborations with strategic businesses. Even Google couldn’t afford to stay indifferent to the app’s massive potential.
Everything was looking bright until Shir Yadid and Meital Ben-Sinai, software engineering students at the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel, found a glaring loophole in the application. Waze are aware of the POC, but have not released any security patches so far.</Read More>