Twitter Bug Fix: Micro-blogging and social networking site Twitter has fixed the bug leaking users’ data. Let us tell you that recently the personal data of 54 lakh users of Twitter was leaked. Users’ personal data was also being sold by a hacker. Now it has been claimed by Twitter that this bug has been fixed. Twitter said that the company was informed of this bug in its system through the bug bounty program in January this year. When the company came to know about this, the company immediately investigated it and it was fixed, but at that time we did not have any evidence to suggest that someone took advantage of this bug.
‘Users need to know about the bug’ – Twitter
In a statement, Twitter said that the company wants users to be aware of a bug that identifies users based on the phone number or email ID used during log-in. Simply put, this bug checks through the phone number and e-mail id of the users whether another account is created with the same number or e-mail id. Taking advantage of this bug, users’ data was hacked.
Personal data of 54 lakh users leaked
Personal data of about 5.4 million (54 lakh) users of Twitter was available for sale. According to a report by Re-Store Privacy, users’ personal data was hacked earlier this year. This data leak was caused by a bug in the authorization process of Android users of Twitter. Due to this bug, users’ phone numbers, e-mails, IDs, names and addresses were leaked. Let us tell you that this data leak is due to the same bug, for which Twitter gave $5,040 (Rs 4,02,386) to a hacker named zhirinovskiy in the bug bounty program.
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