The Mitron app that competes with short form video-making app TikTok in India is now revealed to have a severe security vulnerability in its database. Currently available on the Google Play Store, the app has more than 5 million installs, but there are many bugs in it. With these bugs, the attacker can tamper with the user’s account and send messages from any account. However, there is no risk of theft of personal email IDs or data. Also Read - TikTok rating back to 4.4 after Google deletes more than 8 million reviews from Play Store
Mitron app’s vulnerability
According to Gadgets360, by taking advantage of the Mitron app’s loopholes, the attacker can send messages and comments from one account to others. In the report, it has been described as a drawback related to the log-in process. Due to which the hacker also has the ability to login from any account. Also Read - Meet Mitron App, the Indian rival to TikTok developed by IIT Roorkee student with over 5 million downloads
According to most reviews received by the app on the Google Play Store, the Mitron app’s actual experience is replete with bugs. The surprising thing is that users reporting these bugs have also given the app a high rating in the review. And the reason behind it is because people assume that the app is made by an Indian developer. However, that is not the case, as revealed in the previous report. Hence, now that the app has been identified as a Pakistani rebadged app, it can definitely lead to a drop in ratings.