Twitter Warns Millions of Android App Users to Update Immediately

This week, Twitter confirmed a vulnerability in its Android app that could let hackers see your “nonpublic account information” and commandeer your account to send tweets and direct messages.

According to a Twitter Privacy Center blog posted Friday, the (recently patched) security issue could allow hackers to gain control of an account and access data like location information and protected tweets “through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app,” potentially putting the app’s millions of users at risk. A tweet from Twitter support later elaborated that the issue was fixed for Android version 7.93.4 (released in November for KitKat) as well as version 8.18 (released in October for Lollipop and newer).

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