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Truecaller Patches Bug That Has 100 Million Android Users at Risk

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Samburaj Das

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Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.


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Truecaller Patches Bug That Has 100 Million Android Users at Risk

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This article was posted on Wednesday, 19:50, UTC.

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…

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Samburaj Das

Samburaj Das

Samburaj is the contributing editor at Hacked and keeps tabs on science, technology and cyber security.

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