Ted Cruz’s iPhone app is a security risk

Ted Cruz’s iPhone app is a security risk

Potential treasure trove for hackers

A recent Symantec security audit found that Ted Cruz’s iPhone app “Cruz Crew” has a huge potential for passing along its user’s personal data to hackers. Symantec stated that Cruz Crew could expose a phone’s personal identification number, the user’s location, and other information from apps on the phone.

The data is collected by Cruz Crew in unencrypted form, which wouldn’t be such a big problem if it wasn’t also being shared with a British marketing company named Cambridge Analytica, which happens to be partly owned by a man who is also one of Ted Cruz’s biggest donors. Interesting coincidence, that!

It all just goes to prove Metafilter user blue_beetle’s quote that “If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.”