March 30, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

Truecaller Has Vulnerability That Exposes Your Personal Information

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Truecaller is one of my most favorite apps, and with over 100 million installs so far according to Play Store. It is a favorite Android app among millions of users around the world. This app serves as caller ID even when you are getting international calls and gives you the ability to spam certain contacts you would rather not have calling and texting your number.

However, there is an alarming report by Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab. The report says Truecaller has a security flaw that leaves your personal information unsecured to would-be hackers. In parts the report reads:

This vulnerability allows anyone to steal Truecaller users’ sensitive information, potentially opening doors for attackers. Overall, more than 100 million Android users who have downloaded this app on their smartphones are in danger.”

Apparently, when you install the app on your Android smartphone, verification is usually done by way of a phone call or a text message being sent to your number. Once a user passes the verification process successfully, Truecaller capture the user’s identity and details alongside their device’s IMEI.

The security experts from Cheetah Mobile Security …read more

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