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Lenovo Shareit app: Massive security vulnerability discovered

Lenovo's Shareit with a major security hole
Image: Lenovo users of Lenovo's data exchange app Shareit for Android and Windows should urgently switch to the latest version of the program.

Lenovo's Shareit with a major security hole
Image: Lenovo The reason is a security hole in the program that may allow third parties to record data transfers. Among other things, according to a report by, the application secures data connections with the standard password "12345678" and transmits data unencrypted. Versions 3.0.18_ww for Android and are affected. for Windows.

It is not yet clear whether the iOS and Windows Phone apps are also unsafe.

Security updates can be worthwhile

When an app update appears, users should install it directly if it contains important security improvements. The changes can usually be found in the so-called changelog. The worst dangers can only be averted if a current version is used - however, there is no such thing as one hundred percent security. After all, security gaps can only be patched Monte after they have been discovered by the developer.