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Promon reveals 77% of payment apps are susceptible to screen reader malware

Norwegian app security firm Promon has found that a basic screen reader tool was able to mine and remove the username and password from 76.7% of the 73 most-used payment apps. Just 4.1% of the apps demonstrated a clear defence against the screen reader’s attempts. Promon warned that malware gaining access via such a tool can steal sensitive information and potentially control a device.

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