Recently Twitter fixed a security vulnerability within the Android app that could let someone see nonpublic account details and control someone’s account too like- send Tweets or Direct messages.
According to the Blog post of Twitter, taking advantage of this vulnerability, a malicious individual can access information like someone’s location, Protected Tweets, messages from the app.
The company doesn’t have any evidence about the inserted malicious code into the app or about the exploited vulnerability. However, the company is not sure and taking extra caution.
Twitter has actually taken actions to fix this problem and is straight informing individuals who might have been exposed to this vulnerability either through the Twitter app or by e-mail with particular instruction to keep them safe. The vary instructions are based upon the Android version. This issue will have no impact on iOS users.
So, if you are using Twitter on Android, then update your Twitter app to the latest version as soon as possible.
The company at the end stated,
We’re sorry this happened and will keep working to keep your information secure on Twitter.
If you still have any concerns regarding your account security, you can reach the company’s Office of Data Protection through a request form.