Although the flaw has been fixed in the latest version, the majority of the users are still in danger as they have not got access to the new release yet. The CM Security Research Lab advises Truecaller users to upgrade this app to the latest version as soon as possible.
It sounds like they still allow access by IMEI only, at least for accounts that did not update client software yet.
The researcher found that Truecaller uses devices’ IMEI as the only identity label of its users. Meaning that anyone gaining the IMEI of a device will be able to...
No IMEI - no honey.
I'm not saying it's perfectly OK - you could think of many possible situations when this could be used to get access to personal data. Like if some phone manufacturers assign IMEI sequentially. But in real world it's unlikely that this 'vulnerability' will ever be used for fun or profit. Anyway, it would not be terribly difficult to additionally protect this database by security token stored on the phone.
Unless they magically had specific training on the Buk weapons system, their chances of even launching a missile would be slim to none.
Who do you mean by they? Ukrainians have Buk's and S300's, look here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... - evidently they a able to fire those at random targets and deny everything afterwards.
I tell you it's a coin flip, both sides had a technical means to do it, Ukrainians had motive, Russians had not. Sorry but I have zero trust for "evidence" produced by either side.
Further, only the Russian-backed terrorists had been shooting down aircraft because only Ukraine had aircraft so the claim from the drunk Russians and terrorists that it was Ukrainian Buk which shot down the civilian airliner is, like this picture, completely false and made up out of thin air.
Or it could be that drunk Ukrainian nazis shot the plane to blame drunk Russian terrorists. Ukraine would never shot down the civil plane and lie about it? Well, they could - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... . Could it be Russian military? Sure, it could be, and they would never acknowledge it. But why are you so sure, did you toss a coin? Why did traffic control sent plane through the war zone? And why do we discuss this shit on so called news for nerds? I propose this - Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who... Unless giant human-like robots (or at least filesystem creators) are involved
"Vladimir Putin was certain that
Oh no!! Telepaths are real!!!11
Eric, is that you?
"It ain't over until it's over." -- Casey Stengel