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