Technology, Business

August 06, 2020

Twitter reveals serious security flaw

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The Gist

A vulnerability in Android's operating system made it possible for third parties to access direct messages on Twitter. 

The List

  • Twitter claims that the security flaw was not exploited but cannot say so for certain at this time. 
  • It affected users with Android phones running OS versions 8 and 9. 
  • The vulnerability had already been patched for 96% of users in a previous Android security update, but 4% were still left vulnerable until yesterday. 
  • Twitter has not specified how long the security flaw was present. 
  • Affected users have received a message pop-up from Twitter on both desktop and mobile which details the vulnerability. 

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