After a security breach was attacked by Aptoide, an alternative to Google Play, the company saw the details of 20 million mature users on the & # 39; hacking forum & # 39; This information they affect contact emails, passwords, real names, IP addresses, device records and even date of birth. Aptoide speculates that this data only affects 3% of its users.
Aptoide is another form of Google Play that has been involved in the dispute There are many storage areas where paid applications are offered for free. We are very grateful for this, and with some danger in terms of malware, as Aptoide has been using security tools, it has also entered into lawsuits against Google itself. And now the platform has experienced some serious backlash: after a security breach, The shooter has created more than 20 million user profiles
Danger to those registered with Aptoide
Google Play Store is the official Android store for applications, but it's not the only way to install software on devices. Since Google does not impose restrictions on software installation, we can refresh the phone by downloading APKs. And one of the simplest and most well-known sites is Aptoide, a collection of repositories that is positioned between the Android (and the web) system that provides any Android program to the APK. In fact.
The controversy remains close to Aptoide, both because of its skepticism and because of Google's decision to remove Aptoide from Android by enabling Google Play Protect. Now, as ZD Net points out, security breaches have been reduced through the application platform: 20 million Aptoide users had all their information. He said it was a panic disorder accounts registered and in use between July 21, 2016 and January 28, 2018
Security breaches affect only those who sign up with Aptoide to comment or download plans
In an official statement, Aptoide confirmed the authenticity of the leak. Yes, it's played down for a fact: the user of the application platform is rarely registered, so your data wasn't affected. Specifically, 97% of those who use Aptoide download apps without signing in. And always without the bank details involved.
Aptoide doesn't care how security breaches occur, confirms that it has occurred and that the filtered user information is real. If you are one of those subscribers to the platform, it is recommended that you change your details. And if the password you used on Aptoide is the norm for other services, the best thing you can do is change it.
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