Flaw in popular iPhone app leaked thousands of call recordings: Report | Mobile News

Flaw in popular iPhone app leaked thousands of call recordings: Report

A bug in an iOS call recording app potentially leaked users recordings to anyone on the internet with a laptop, according to a new report. 

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 15:30 IST
It’s important to not be apathetic when it comes to online privacy. While some of us have always been cautious about our online practices, most people are prone to making simple errors that could cause them irreparable harm.
It’s important to not be apathetic when it comes to online privacy. While some of us have always been cautious about our online practices, most people are prone to making simple errors that could cause them irreparable harm. (Pixabay)

No matter how much security an operating system might offer, the weakest link in the chain - such as a badly coded app or service, could lead to user data getting compromised. Apple's iOS operating system has been designed with security in mind, but an application on the App Store has reportedly exposed thousands of call recordings of users who used the app on their iPhones.

Apple doesn't allow users to record their calls, which means users are stuck with using third-party apps that allow you to call others using an internet number and then record the call from inside the app. Unfortunately, this means that these apps usually leave their recordings on a server for users to access which means they're essentially available for people to try and exploit on the internet.

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According to a report by TechCrunch, a security flaw in a generically named “CallRecorder” app on the App Store allowed anyone to gain access to another user's personal call recordings - and all they needed was their victim's phone number. The vulnerability was discovered by security expert Anand Prakash and the findings were then confirmed by TechCrunch using a tool to “change” the network traffic while the app communicated with the server.

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First Published Date: 09 Mar, 23:05 IST
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