Spotify Android App Exploit Found, Fix Incoming

I rarely illegally download purchase music anymore with so many streaming options available. One of the best services available is Spotify, whose desktop app I’ve been using for quite a while now. I haven’t got around to trying out their Android app, and I’m thankful for that, because a recently discovered exploit in that app has allowed one user’s account to hacked and put other accounts at risk.

According to the folks who run the streaming service, steps are being taken to fix the exploit before another users fall victim to it. Over the next few days, users of the Spotify Android app will be walked through the process of updating the app to a newer, more secure version. As of right now, this only concerns Android users; iOS and Windows Phone users seem to be safe.

Spotify hasn’t released the details of the attack, but they have stated that the user’s data, which includes their password and payment information, was not accessed. If that’s the case, I can’t imagine much harm was done. Spotify and the user in question should consider themselves very lucky that they were able to catch this before any damage was done.

You can add Spotify to the alarmingly-huge list of companies that have suffered breaches in just the past year alone. It’s getting harder and harder to laugh at the paranoid, poorly informed people who are afraid of the Internet.

via Tech Crunch

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