Vulnerability within Twitter for Android Security Issue Now Fixed

    Vulnerability within Twitter for Android Security Issue Now Fixed

    Vulnerability within Twitter for Android Security Issue Now Fixed


    Posted: 24 Dec 2019
    We recently fixed a vulnerability within Twitter for Android that could allow a bad actor to see nonpublic account information or to control your account (i.e., send Tweets or Direct Messages). Prior to the fix, through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app, it may have been possible for a bad actor to access information (e.g., Direct Messages, protected Tweets, location information) from the app.

    We donít have evidence that malicious code was inserted into the app or that this vulnerability was exploited, but we canít be completely sure so we are taking extra caution.

    We have taken steps to fix this issue and are directly notifying people who could have been exposed to this vulnerability either through the Twitter app or by email with specific instructions to keep them safe. These instructions vary based on what versions of Android and Twitter for Android people are using. We recommend that people follow these instructions as soon as possible. If you are unsure about what to do, update to the latest version of Twitter for Android. This issue did not impact Twitter for iOS.

    Weíre sorry this happened and will keep working to keep your information secure on Twitter. You can reach out to our Office of Data Protection through this form to request information regarding your account security.


    Source: Blog
    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    24 Dec 2019


 

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