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Popular avatar app Boomoji exposed millions of users’ contact lists and location data

Zack Whittaker reports:

Popular animated avatar creator app Boomoji, with more than five million users across the world, exposed the personal data of its entire user base after it failed to put passwords on two of its internet-facing databases.TheChina-based app developerleft the ElasticSearch databases online without passwords — a U.S.-based database for its international customers and a Hong Kong-based database containing mostly Chinese users’ data in an effort to comply with China’s data security laws, which requires Chinese citizens’ data to be located on servers inside the country.Anyone who knew where to look could access, edit or delete the database using their web browser. And, because the database was listed on Shodan, a search engine for exposed devices and databases, they wereeasily foundwith a few keywords.

Read more on TechCrunch. Reportedly, Boomoji did not provide an accurate answer or explanation when TechCrunch reached out to them, leading TechCrunch to...(continued)

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