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Beware! Sarahah might be secretly uploading your phone contacts to the company’s servers

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SarahahSarahah, the popular anonymous feedback app has been secretly uploading user data on the company’s server, according to a report.

A senior security analyst Zachary Julian who works for IT security consulting firm Bishop Fox was the first to point out this behaviour.  He discovered the app uploading private information, using a monitoring software BURP Suite. And this was first reported by The Intercept.

According to report, the app takes a user’s data including phone numbers and email addresses stored in the device’s address book.  

Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, the app’s founder, said that contact lists are being uploaded on the company’s server  “for a planned ‘find your friends’ feature”.  

However, the feature was “delayed due to a technical issue”.

 

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