- May 4, 2019
Link previews in popular chat apps on iOS and Android are a firehose of security and privacy issues, researchers have found. At risk are Facebook Messenger, LINE, Slack, Twitter Direct Messages, Zoom and many others. In the case of Instagram and LinkedIn, it’s even possible to execute remote code on the companies’ servers through the feature, according to an analysis.
Popular chat apps, including LINE, Slack, Twitter DMs and others, can also leak location data and share private info with third-party servers.