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Spotify security breach prompts Anroid app update

May 30th 2014

Spotify has warned its Android users to upgrade their apps, after it discovered unauthorised access to its system.

The company said that while all users are being asked to re-enter user names and passwords, as an extra safety step Android users are being directed to update their apps. Andriod users have been advised that, “Spotify does not recommend installing Android applications from anywhere other than Google Play or Amazon Appstore”. While no additional action has been recommended for iOS and Windows Phone users.

A Spotify investigation indicated that, currently, only one user had been affected, the effort gone into this implies that others could also be at risk; “only one Spotify user’s data has been accessed and this did not include any password, financial or payment information”.

CTO of the company, Oskar Stal, said: “We have taken steps to strengthen our security systems in general and help protect you and your data – and we will continue to do so. We will be taking further actions in the coming days to increase security for our users.”

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