Twitter on Friday made it known that a malicious code was inserted into its app by an anonymous which may have compromised some user’s information worldwide. Twitter also kickoff an exercise to protect users information as they sent series of mails to user warning them to update their Android app.
This vulnerability within Twitter Android app can allow the anonymous to see strictly private information of each Account or to control your account via 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 (Direct Messages, protected Tweets, location information) from the app,” Twitter stated.
“We have taken steps to fix this issue and are directly notifying people who could have been exposed to this vulnerability either through the Twitter app or by email with specific instructions to keep them safe”.
“We’re sorry this happened and will continue working to keep your information secure on Twitter,” said the company as they Apologizes.
Twitter goes extra mile to clearify the air by noting that Twitter for iOS does not have such attack issue. However it is only for the Android users that have to update theirs.
You are advised to Change your password after updating the app just incase if the anonymous have get hold of your password in this short period of time. In the other hand, Twitter did not mention the number of affected users. Update your Twitter Android app via Google Play