Coding Errors In 685 Mobile-Apps Leave 180 Million Smartphone Users Vulnerable

Clea Broadhurst: Up to 180 million smart phone users may have some of their text messages and calls intercepted by hackers because of a coding error that affects at least 685 mobile apps cyber security experts say.

Developers have mistakenly coded credentials for accessing services provided by Twilio Inc, allowing hackers to access personal credentials by reviewing the code in the apps, then gain access to data sent over those services.

The sheer number of apps affected by this is quite significant according to cyber security experts.

As a result it is likely that hackers have access to loggins and passwords…

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