Thousands of Apple ID passwords were just leaked by a teen phone monitoring app

May 21, 2018

Via: BGR

While many children understandably view it as a nuisance, smartphones give parents the ability to track their location when they leave the house. Kids may see it as a violation of privacy, but it can put a parent’s mind at ease, especially if there is an emergency and they need to find their kid right away. But when it comes to location tracking, parents and children need to trust the tools they’re using, and one popular app might have eroded that trust for good.

Over the weekend, ZDNet reported that UK-based security researcher Robert Wiggins had discovered that mobile app TeenSafe — which allows parents to check their kids’ location, call logs, texts, and more — left two of its servers hosted on Amazon’s cloud unprotected, exposing tens of thousands of user accounts.

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