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iOS app vulnerability exposed GroupMe accounts


Securityweek - (International) A researcher identified and reported a vulnerability in the GroupMe app for iOS that could have allowed an attacker to hijack the account of another user due to the sign-up process for new accounts lacking rate limiting or a security lockout mechanism on a phone number verification process. The issue was reported August 28 and patched September 17, and the researcher stated that there was no evidence it was exploited before being fixed.


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Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:22:19