For the unversed, the Mitron app has recently been removed from Google Play Store over security concerns.
The Mitron app allows users to sign in using their existing Google account with its ‘Login with Google’ feature. Once downloaded, the app asks users’ permission to access their profile information via Google account while signing up. Further, the app does not use any Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for the login. This exposes Mitron user’s profiles to hackers who can log into the account without knowing the password, as mentioned above. The hackers then take control of the user’s account, send messages and comment on their behalf.
Here’s the post shared by the Maharashtra IT cell on Twitter.
Advisory by Maharashtra Cyber on the use of the Mitron App@DGPMaharashtra @MahaDGIPR @CyberDost #StayCyberSafe… https://t.co/vdA8VSJQGt
— Maharashtra Cyber (@MahaCyber1) 1591127938000