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Android apps put data of 100 million Google Play Store users at risk

May 20, 2021

Security researchers have discovered that some popular Android apps leaked the data of over 100 million users after developers failed to properly configure their third party cloud services.

News of the widespread data leak comes from a study of just 23 apps by cyber threat intelligence vendor Check Point Research (CPR).

Its research turned up all kinds of personal data including emails, chat messages, location, passwords and photos, which CPR argues could lead to identity-theft and fraud.

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