Two Android apps used in combat by US troops contained severe vulnerabilities [telecom]

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Apps were meant for training, never approved for combat.
Whistleblower's efforts helped shed light on vulnerabilities,
despite leadership reprisals.

By Catalin Cimpanu

US military troops used two Android apps that contained severe
vulnerabilities in live combat scenarios, a Navy Inspector General
report revealed today.

The two apps are named KILSWITCH (Kinetic Integrated Low-Cost Software
Integrated Tactical Combat Handheld) and APASS (Android Precision
Assault Strike Suite).

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