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Parental Monitoring App TeenSafe Leaks User Credentials

Posted On: May 21, 2018   |   Posted By: Android Headlines

Users of parental monitoring app TeenSafe for either Android or iOS will want to know that the company may have inadvertently compromised their children's' email addresses and passwords. Although the app is marketed as a secure solution for keeping tabs on teens, the company seems to have left some credentials exposed on an unsecured Amazon server, meaning that anybody who had access to the site before its subsequent removal may be able to log in and gain access to a wealth of private information. The app tracks everything from text messaging, phone calls, browsing history, app installations, and location data. Worse, the credentials were actually stored as plaintext. So any would-be attackers wouldn't need to put in any additional effort to get into accounts.
As of this writing, it hasn't been reported how many accounts may have been compromised. There were a total of three unsecured servers spotted by U.K. Security Researcher Robert Wiggins, including more than 10,200 records. Some of those were duplicate...

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