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- Researchers at cyber security firm Trend Micro find flaws
- The firm has revealed this report after three months of research.
Researchers have found many flaws in Shareit, a file sharing app used by millions of people worldwide. In its report by the cyber security company Trend Micro, the Android version of the app has several security flaws, allowing hackers to easily leak data. Researchers even said that if the phone has this app, then delete it as soon as possible.
Cyber security firm Trade Micro reported that hackers can easily leak users’ private data using the flaws found in the app. Let me tell you that this app has been banned in India and according to App Annie, in 2019, Shareight was among the 10 most downloaded apps worldwide. That is, the data of millions of people is in danger due to this app.
Hackers can also hijack apps
A security researcher at Trend Micro said that they have found many flaws in Shareight. With this, sensitive data of users can be leaked. Not only this, the hackers can also hijack the app by using the code affected by the malware present in the app. The cyber security firm has given this information to Google. However, no action has been taken on this app from Google yet. The firm has also informed Shareight about the case. But there is no response from the company so far. Let us tell you that after three months of research from the firm, this report has been revealed.
Shareit takes this information of users
According to the Google Play Store Permission readout, Shareite takes information about the phone’s storage and all media, camera, microphone and location. It can delete the app, run startup. Apart from this, you can do many things along with creating an account and password. In addition, this app also has full access to the network. Trend Micro says that hackers can easily steal private and sensitive data of users through this app.
What should users do
The app has more than 180 crore users worldwide. However, it has been banned in India in November 2020 along with other Chinese apps including TicketLock. In such a situation, it is not officially available in India, but if you have downloaded it from any other source, then it would be wise to delete it immediately. Instead of this app, you can use apps like AirDrop feature for iPhone, Wi-Fi Direct on Android phone, FilesGo.