Indian Airtel: Bug meant users’ personal data was found not secure

Shadab Nazmi reports:

A bug had been found in India’s third largest mobile network which could have exposed the personal data of more than 300 million users.

The flaw, discovered in the Application Program Interface (API) of Airtel’s mobile app, could have been used by hackers to access subscribers’ information using just their numbers.

That information included things like names, emails, birthdays and addresses.

The flaw was fixed after the BBC highlighted the issue to Airtel.

Read more on BBC.

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