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DO NOT update your Android app as it CRASHES once opened, Twitter warns users


Added 01-22-20 02:37:02am EST - “Twitter warned millions of users worldwide not to update their Android app, which crashes once opened. The annoying bug comes shortly after the service had to fix a security glitch allowing hackers to hijack the application.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “DO NOT update your Android app as it CRASHES once opened, Twitter warns users”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“We’re investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it’s opened,” the Twitter team wrote Wednesday morning. The warning advises online dwellers to hold up before installing the next 8.28 version until the flaw is dealt with.

We’re investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it’s opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we suggest not updating it until we let you know it's fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!

@ArtemR is your Twitter app crashing on the Pixel 4? Just updated for me today to version 8.28.0-release.00 and crashes instantly. pic.twitter.com/qlu8bu0pil

It’s unclear if the flaw could affect the safety of Android devices, themselves prone to multiple vulnerabilities. All in all, it’s not uncommon for Twitter to plug security holes in their applications from time to time.

Just a month ago, Android users were told to urgently update the Twitter application after it was found out that a malicious bug could allow hackers to take control over accounts, sending tweets and direct messages.

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