PSA: If you use ShareIt on Android, you should probably look for alternatives

Cybersecurity giant Trend Micro has discovered glaring security vulnerabilities in the file-sharing app that can be “abused to leak a user’s sensitive data and execute arbitrary code with ShareIt permissions.

In a report on the matter, Trend Micro has revealed ( via Ars Technica ) that ShareIt has access to a myriad of permissions on Android due to the functionality it offers.

Due to this extensive list of permissions, compromising the app can help attackers gain almost complete access to your phone and all your sensitive information.

Due to the vulnerability mentioned above, attackers have the ability to swap out install packages with a malicious app as soon as they’re downloaded.

Trend Micro has already reported the vulnerabilities to ShareIt, but its developers haven’t released any patches to address the issues so far.

When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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