Go SMS Professional, a preferred messaging app for Android units, that has been downloaded over 100 million instances from Google Play Retailer by Android customers, has now been pulled from Google Play.
This was completed simply hours after it was reported that the app highlighted some severe safety flaws which might permit anybody to entry photographs, movies, and different information despatched privately by its customers.
Go SMS Professional builders had been knowledgeable concerning the flaw again in August. Nonetheless, the China-based firm did not reply and ensure whether or not the problem was mounted.
The app had over 100 million downloads from Google Play earlier than its elimination. After the report got here out, Google determined to take motion by itself, and eliminated the app from the Play Retailer.
Other than leaking messages, it additionally leaked non-public photographs, monetary transaction particulars, non-public messages, all a part of SMS, on the internet. Knowledge of thousands and thousands of Go SMS Professional customers is offered on the internet.
Go SMS Professional allowed customers to share information, photographs, and movies. If the opposite individual didn’t have the Go SMS Professional app put in a hyperlink was shared with them utilizing common SMS that allowed them to view the file of their browser.
Safety researchers at Singaporean cyber-security agency Trustwave found the flaw in Go SMS Professional that publicly exposes media information transferred between its customers.
The researchers discovered that the hyperlinks despatched by means of Go SMS Professional had been sequential and may very well be predicted by somebody who is aware of the way it generates hyperlinks.
The researchers did word that whereas it wasn’t attainable to focus on any particular person consumer on Go SMS Professional, however somebody might forged an enormous fishnet and dredge up numerous non-public knowledge.
Trustwave researchers discovered the problem significantly on the Go SMS Professional model 7.91, although they talked about in a weblog publish that it was nonetheless in place.
The Go SMS Professional app is now not obtainable for obtain from Google Play. It could, nevertheless, nonetheless be there on thousands and thousands of units the place it was put in earlier than its elimination.