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Spotify for Android users warned of potential data breach, update for minor hack coming soon


News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday May 27, 2014.

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Spotify today began warning users that it has discovered that someone obtained unauthorized access to its data and that there may be a minor security risk. So far, Spotify has discovered that only one user's data has been compromised, but it did not reveal his or her password and payment information. It has not found any evidence of any other user being affected by this breach and is continuing to investigate.

Though the problem seems to be contained to just one person, a strange but fortunate occurrence at a time when data breaches of major companies are raising more questions about security practices, Spotify isn't taking any chances. The company will begin asking some users to re-enter their login credentials soon. It will also release an update to its Android app in a few days that fixes the problem. Be mindful that this affects only Android users and that it's best not to install the app from untrusted sources (outside of Google Play, Amazon, and Spotify's website).

source: Spotify

 
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