The world’s largest caller ID app had a significant privacy flaw, one which put the personal information of over a hundred million users at risk. A day after its discovery, the app developer has predictably patched the vulnerability with a new version of the application.
The new first broke when security researchers at Cheetah Mobile discovered a privacy flaw in Truecaller, the world’s most popular caller ID application for smartphones.
The flaw relies in the way in which Truecaller uses a phone’s IMEI number as the indicator and identity of the user. The Cheetah Mobile report revealed that anyone who gained the IMEI of a device could fundamentally ascertain the [...]