Twitter has fixed a vulnerability in Twitter for Android that could allow a hacker to view private account information or take control of your account.
Twitter issued the warning in a blog post on Friday:
“Prior to the fix, through a complicated process involving the insertion of malicious code into restricted storage areas of the Twitter app, it may have been possible for a bad actor to access information (e.g., Direct Messages, protected Tweets, location information) from the app.”
Twitter said they didn’t have evidence malware was inserted into the Twitter app nor whether any bad actors had exploited the vulnerability.
However, Twitter has taken “extra caution” by notifying users via Twitter or email with instructions on how to update the app to the latest version as soon as possible.
Twitter also confirmed the issue does not impact Twitter for iOS.