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Twitter Security Bug gave access to direct messages

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The threat of Twitter’s bugs continues as there is a new Twitter security bug on its Android application that is able to give unauthorized users access to anyone’s direct messages. The warning was sent to the Android users of Twitter’s messaging application about the bug and was urged to update the app from Play Store to the latest version as soon as possible.

The Twitter Security Bug notice was not hidden from the users, as soon as Twitter found a vulnerability, it sent the messages as a pop-up to users that goes like this:

Twitter Security Bug
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“We recently discovered a security issue in Android OS 8 and 9 that could have impacted you. Our understanding is 96% of people using Twitter for Android already have an Android security patch installed that protects them from this vulnerability. Since you are no longer using a vulnerable version of Twitter for Android on this device you do not need to do anything but we felt it was important to let you know…”

The vulnerability has been explained on Twitter’s Privacy center blog, so if you want to know about the Twitter Security Bug discovery and how dangerous it was, it has been revealed. But I’ll let you know some details – Twitter said the bug was related to a problem that Google fixed in October 2018 security patch in which 96% of users’ data were safe, while the remaining users weren’t and they didn’t know about it.

So if you want the best and latest security that fixes this vulnerability, it is recommended you update the Twitter app to the latest version. Having the older version of the app outdated keeps your account vulnerable to attack, malware can be installed on the device.

Twitter wrote,

“We don’t have evidence that this vulnerability was exploited by attackers. But, because we can’t be completely sure, here’s what we’re doing to keep the small group of potentially vulnerable people safe…”

Twitter Security Bug

Twitter Security Bug: So if you got the message from Twitter about the changes, then you need to update to the latest version from Google Play Store as soon as possible. Twitter sent the message to users that likely got the bug, but the latest update is available for Android on the store.

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