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Twitter to Android users: We’ve just patched this nasty bug so update your app ASAP

December 23, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Twitter has warned of a serious security vulnerability in its Android app that could have allowed an attacker to hijack an account and view private messages.

The social network said it recently fixed the bug which allowed an attacker to commandeer an account to send tweets and direct messages as well as view direct messages, protected tweets and location information.

To access private information the attacker would have to go “through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app”.

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