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Bug in file-sharing app can get your data hacked- SHAREit

The shareit is one of the fastest methods of sending and receiving files between devices and in fact it is able to transfer files up to forty times faster than Bluetooth.Excellent sharing app with fast cross-platform transfer speed & free online feeds including movies, videos, music, wallpapers, GIFs..A bug in Android file sharing app SHAREit which has been downloaded over 1 billion times in Google Play Store contains several unpatched vulnerabilities that can be abused by hackers to leak sensitive data of its users.

The bugs can be exploited to run malicious code on smartphones where the SHAREit app is installed, according to a new report by cyber security firm Trend Micro.

We discovered several vulnerabilities in the application named SHAREit. The vulnerabilities can be abused to leak a user’s sensitive data and execute arbitrary code with SHAREit permissions by using a malicious code or app,” said Echo Duan, a security researcher with Trend MicroSHAREit was part of the first lot of 59 Chinese apps that were temporarily banned in India in June last year. In January, the Union Government decided to permanently ban those 59 Chinese mobile applications.

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