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Mobile-App Errors Expose Data On 180 Million Phones: Security Firm
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Mobile-App Errors Expose Data On 180 Million Phones: Security Firm

A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm Appthority warned on Thursday. Developers mistakenly coded credentials for accessing text messaging, calling and other services provided by Twilio Inc (TWLO.N), said Appthority’s director of security research, Seth Hardy. Hackers could access those credentials by reviewing the code in the apps, then gain access to data sent over those services, he said. Affected apps include the AT&T Navigator app pre-installed on many Android phones and more than a dozen GPS navigation apps published by Telenav Inc. Such apps have been installed as many as 180 million times on Android phones and an unknown number of times ...