The presence of malicious apps on the Play Store this is something that is known to users in Europe. A few days ago, this was the case with VivaVideo, a well-known video editing app accused of attempted fraud. Another popular app in the Play Store is today’s protagonist, having exposed users’ private data for months. It’s GO SMS Pro, a messaging app.
Go SMS Pro accumulates more than 100 million downloads in the Play Store, a very popular messaging app, therefore. Although this is an app that comes with many dangers, as Trustwave security researchers revealed in a report.
5 tips to protect your mobile against dangerous applications
Today we bring you 5 tips to avoid downloading dangerous apps on your mobile. It never hurts to remember basic security concerns.
GO SMS Pro is a dangerous application
This Trustwave report shows that Go SMS Pro exposed private data for months users, without those responsible for the application having taken steps to avoid it. The application exposed data such as images, videos and private files, among others, of its users, without their knowledge and without their consent.
A security flaw has been detected in the code of the application because documents sent by a user through the application to another person who is not using the application mean that these files are uploaded directly to the servers of the application. ‘business. The recipient of the message receives a link with which to access these files. Apparently the company was using automatically generated sequential addresses
Access content that users have submitted Using Go SMS Pro is not complicated. Just try for several minutes to get it. Upon entering, you have access to a huge amount of user information, from phone number, addresses, photos to bank details, explicit photos … Any file that has been sent through the app.
Trustwave discovered this security flaw last August, when they informed the managers of Go SMS Pro about it, without any response. During these months they tried several times with no success. For this reason, they released this report, in addition to recommending that users remove the app from their phone.
vivo X51 5G: exceptional camera
OnePlus Nord N10 5G review
Huawei Mate 40 Pro review
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE review
Análisis Xiaomi Mi smart speaker
Huawei FreeBuds Studio review
OPPO Reno 4 Pro review
Chromecast analysis with Google TV
Analysis of Oxygen OS 11 and Android 11