Google has asked Slice app users to remove it because it is spying on their personal details. However, Slice later issued a clarification on this. Check details.
Security concerns have been rising in the recent past as there have been several reports of firms stealing personal details and data of users from various apps. According to the latest information given by Google, fintech company Slice App is trying to spy on the personal data of users. It may be known that Google Play Protect regularly scans apps to identify malicious apps trying to steal user data. According to a report by Businessinsider.in, on June 24, Google Play Protect sent out a notification saying, “Slice puts your device at risk”.
The report further states that as soon as users click on the Slice app notification, they will be taken to the Play Protect page which informs that Slice is a harmful app and can be used to spy on personal data, such as messages, photos, audio recordings. trying to. or call history. Google Play Protect also recommended users to uninstall the app from their device.
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Responding to the issue, Slice issued a clarification on Twitter, claiming that the issue has been fixed. “Yesterday evening- Our Android update caused a vulnerability message from playstore. We checked it and fixed the problem in 4 hours 1% of app users are still on the previous version. If you are seeing this problem, then We would request you to uninstall and reinstall your app ASAP,” Slice tweeted on June 24.
Later on June 25, Slice again issued a statement saying, “We can assure you that Slice is, as always, fully committed to protecting your data and privacy. We promise you that There has been no change in our app, resulting in compromise of your data and privacy.”
This is an isolated case of a technical glitch due to insufficient information relayed with the app update on Slice UPI, which has since been resolved. We are watching closely to make sure this doesn’t happen again. caused inconvenience.