if those applications have the ability to access the external storage (e.g. a malicious message application). Tasks.org also allows users to share links to other apps and webpages. This feature may be abused to launch other malicious apps or websites. For example, malicious users could share links to a banking site to steal banking credentials, or share a link to a malicious ad to infect the device with malware. Additionally, Tasks.org allows users to tag their to-do lists, which may be abused to create fake to-do lists and make it look like the user has more to-do lists than they actually do.

Things to Consider

With these vulnerabilities, users of Tasks.org would be opening themselves to identity theft and/or spamming crimes. In order to prevent future attacks, users should consider the following: make sure that their device is updated with the latest security patches and hardware drivers; turn off third-party app permissions; disable the "share" feature of Tasks.org; run only trusted apps on their device; and use strong passwords that are unique to each account.

Tasks.org is a popular task management web application that allows users to easily create and share their tasks with others. The application has multiple vulnerabilities which provide opportunities for attackers to gain control over information stored on the device and perform malicious activities such as stealing personal information or infecting devices with malware. These threats can be mitigated by running only trusted applications on your device, disabling the "share" feature of Tasks.org, using unique passwords for every account, updating your device's software in an effort to avoid any vulnerabilities, and disabling third-party app permissions when you're not using them (e.g., installing a newly released operating system).


Published on: 10/25/2022 17:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 10/28/2022 19:25:00 UTC