HospitalGown Vulnerability Exposes Apps to Backend Server Risk

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Security vendor Appthority released new research on May 31 detailing a vulnerability it calls ‘HospitalGown’ which is exposing over 1,000 mobile applications to backend server risks. The vulnerability involves improperly configured backend servers, running unsecured Elasticsearch and MySQL data stores.¬†Appthority’s analysis found 43 Terabytes of exposed data due to HospitalGown, running across over 21,000 open Elasticsearch servers.

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