The Photo-Editing App Meitu Is Taking A Healthy Dose Of Your Personal Information
If you downloaded the Meitu app, you'll want to make sure you keep your private information safe.
If you've been using the Meitu photo app, consider this your fair warning to delete the app from your phone and every single possible trace of it that you can. It turns out you've been utilizing an extremely unsafe app that's been leaking your information to an unknown entity.
The app has been available for quite some time, but it's only been discovered now that it's sending a very long list of information to a China-based server, including IMEI numbers and the following list of information it may have been gathering since you had it installed on your phone:
• App Key
• App Version
• OS Type
• Mac Address
• OS Version
• Device Model
• Network Type
• SIM ICCID
• Local IP Address
• Root Status
The Meitu photo editing app has been hot on social media for the past few days, and for good reason. It makes your photos look like they've been ripped straight out of an anime series, often to hilarious results. People have been taking anyone from Donald Trump to their best friends and running their photos through the app, and it's been taking the internet by storm.
It's time to get rid of the app if you're concerned with your online security, so make sure you delete it and any other apps you may have downloaded from the same company to keep your personal information safe. For an extra layer of security, you might also want to go ahead and change passwords and other information associated with the IDs you used on the iPhone you installed this app on. Stay safe out there!