Google has warned its users. According to the latest information, fintech company Slice App is trying to spy on the personal data of users. On June 24, Google Play Protect sent out a notification saying, ‘Slice puts your device at risk.’
The use of smartphones is increasing rapidly. Security concerns have been rising in recent days as there have been several reports of firms stealing personal details and data of users from various apps. According to the latest information given by Google, fintech company Slice App is trying to spy on the personal data of users. It may be known that Google Play Protect regularly scans apps to identify malicious apps trying to steal users data. According to a report by Businessinsider.in, on June 24, Google Play Protect sent a notification saying, ‘Slice puts your device at risk’.
Slice App was told harmful app
The report further states that as soon as users click on the Slice App notification, they will be taken to the Play Protect page which informs that Slice is a harmful app and personal data, such as messages, photos, audios, etc. Trying to spy on recordings or call history. Google Play Protect also recommended users to uninstall the app from their device.
App gave clarification
Responding to the issue, Slice issued a clarification on Twitter, claiming that the issue has been fixed. Slice tweeted on June 24, ‘Yesterday evening – Our Android update caused a vulnerability message from the Playstore. We checked it and fixed the problem in 4 hours 1% of app users are still on the previous version. If you are seeing this issue, we would request you to uninstall and reinstall your app as soon as possible.
Slice App apologizes
Later on June 25, Slice again issued a statement, saying, “We can assure you that Slice is, as always, fully committed to protecting your data and privacy. There is no change in our app.
This is an isolated case of a technical glitch due to insufficient information relayed with the app update on Slice UPI, which has since been resolved. We are investigating this in depth to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Slice apologizes for the inconvenience caused.