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By SecureWorld News Team
Wed | Mar 8, 2017 | 2:13 PM PST

The encrypted communications app is at serious risk after hackers discovered vulnerabilities in its code.

Forbes Tech explains:

White House staffers or anyone using the Confide app to leak secrets, whether Trump's or otherwise, might want to tread carefully: professional hackers have found some serious weaknesses in the encrypted comms tool, potentially exposing reams of customer records. They could have allowed snoops to intercept messages or assume identities of users too, the researchers said.

The issues were uncovered by IOActive, which released a report on Wednesday outlining numerous issues it rated "critical," affecting Confide for Android, Windows and Mac OS X. Exploiting the weaknesses allowed its whitehat hackers to access information on more than 7,000 users registered between February 22 and 24. "This data also indicated that between 800,000 and one million user records were potentially contained in the database," the report read. The researchers believe they could have acquired contact details of all Confide users thanks to the vulnerabilities.

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