Truecaller’s Guardians app fixes bug that let hackers secretly track your family

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Last week, caller ID company Truecaller launched an app called the Guardians app, designed to share your location and other vital information with your family for safety reasons.

However, upon launch, the app had a major bug that allowed hackers to take full control of the accounts. Security researcher Anand Prakash, who discovered the vulnerability, informed Truecaller on Thursday, and the issue was corrected the same day.

Truecaller launched the Guardians app with the intention of sharing your information with family and friends for your safety. Through the app, you can share your live location and phone statistics with your trusted contacts. You can also press an emergency button to let your family know you might need help.