February 22, 2020
Twitter fixes Android app security bug that hackers could have used to hijack users accounts

Twitter Fixes a Bug in its Android App that Hackers could have Used to Hijack Customer Accounts

Twitter has patched a security glitch that would have allowed hackers to take over users’ accounts through its Android mobile application…

Social microblog Twitter has applied a fix to a security vulnerability that hackers could have exploited to steal legitimate users’ accounts.

Twitter Fixes Android App Security Glitch Hackers could Use to Hijack Accounts

Twitter says it recently addressed a weakness in its Android app that could allow nefarious characters to view nonpublic account information and/or to commandeer accounts.

The company is sending any users who might have been affected a message. Anyone who receives the message should immediately follow the instructions. Twitter is also advising users to update to the latest version of the Android app on the Play Store. Twitter states the bug did not affect its iOS app.

“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.”

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