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Truecaller defect allowed hackers to harvest IP address, other user data via malicious links, now fixed: Report

Truecaller has fixed a defect that allowed hackers to use its application program interface (API) to place a malicious link as the URL for users' profile picture, reported Gadgets360 on November 23. The defect allowed hackers to use malicious links to harvest IP addresses, physical location, and other data of users by attacking them using brute force and distributed denial of service (DDoS), the report said. A Truecaller spokesperson said the "bug was immediately fixed" and added that this "was not a critical vulnerability" and that "no critical user data was ever compromised". How did the defect surface? A Bengaluru-based security researcher, Ehraz Ahmed, had found the Truecaller defect, and Gadgets360 reported it. Truecaller fixed the vulnerability. This API flaw could be accessed through all versions of Truecaller, including Android, iOS, and the web. If a user was searching for a…

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