Slack and Microsoft Teams have some rather worrying security flaws

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Slack and Microsoft Teams, arguably the two biggest communications and online collaboration (opens in new tab) platforms around today, allow for the inclusion of hundreds of third-party apps, and that’s a security nightmare, experts have said.

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison argue that third-party apps rarely have their code reviewed by programmers at Slack and Microsoft. Even those that do, undergo a relatively superficial analysis, in which the reviewers analyze if the app works as intended, if it encrypts data, and run an automated scan that looks for vulnerabilities. 

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