Vine’s Parting Gift: A Dangerous Bug

by • May 23, 2017 • Breaking News, Twitter, VINEComments Off on Vine’s Parting Gift: A Dangerous Bug2696

Vine may have waved us goodbye at the beginning of 2017 and turned into an archive of 6 second ramblings, but it can still harm you, apparently.

Yes, you read that right. The looping video sensation app has been compromised and is now considered vulnerable to a bug that could potentially expose users’ email addresses and phone numbers.

Twitter, the holding company, is aware of this security breach and is already in touch with Vine users, letting them know about the issue and to be very careful when opening emails from unknown senders. Twitter also stated that no passwords or other sensitive data have been exposed and reassured users that there is no sign of any unauthorised access to their accounts and misuse of content.

Twitter urges users to “keep in mind that Vine will only send communications from @twitter.com, and [we] will never send emails with attachments or request your password by email”.

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