Twitter has issued a announcement alert your users to update their social network access application. At issue is a vulnerability, however already fixed, that allows hackers to access non-public information about the account and even take control of it, such as tweeting or sending direct messages.
The company explained that prior to the fix, hackers could develop a process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted areas of Twitter application storage, thereby accessing app data such as location and writing messages on behalf of victims. .
Although it has no record of actual attacks, Twitter advises all users to update the app and has sent notifications to people who may have become vulnerable via the app or email associated with their instructions on how to proceed. The vulnerability only affected the Android version and had no impact on iOS devices.