Friday, December 27, 2019

Twitter Bug - Researcher Compromised 17 million users phone number

This happened again with twitter in this year. A security specialist asserts that he had the option to coordinate 17 million telephone numbers to real Twitter accounts, uncovering the imperfections of Twitter's Android versatile application. He claimed that the bug just exists on Android applications.

Ibrahim Balic, a security analyst, revealed to TechCrunch that he had the option to transfer a huge rundown of cell phone numbers utilizing the contacts transfer highlight on Twitter's Android application. At the point when clients transfer a telephone number, Twitter gets applicable coordinating client information.

Balic clarified that Twitter doesn't enable clients to transfer list of telephone numbers in a sequential way. So he worked around the requirement by creating more than two billion cell phone numbers and afterward arranged them in random order. He at that point transferred the complete list to Twitter by means of the  Android application. The security analyst claims he had the option to coordinate cell phone numbers from clients in a few nations including Iran, Israel, Greece, Armenia, France, Germany, and others.

TechCrunch has verified few sample numbers by using the site’s password reset feature.

Twitter spokesperson admitted that they suspended the accounts used to inappropriately access people’s personal information upon learning of this bug.