Critical Privacy Issues Found In Glow Fertility Tracker App
Oops Moment for Glow!
Why is Glow not a perfect Fertility Tracker App?
US-based startup developed Glow fertility tracker app that got caught in the eyes of Consumer Report team for its crucial privacy and security flaws. After the investigation on glow app, a team found that the personal information of one user can be easily seen by other users through a privacy loophole that allows couples to share their personal data by linking their accounts. Moreover, Consumer Report inspected that Glow fertility community forums transmit all the personal data and other health related details of its users, which they had fed in the app. In addition, the data can be easily passed and revealed by using online calculators and security testing app that are free-to-download.
How does the issue gets resolved?
After getting the notification from Consumer Report Team about the vulnerabilities of the app, Glow took some major steps to fix the privacy problems and issued an update to their app. Consumer report found that security issue of Glow app has been solved after its latest update. But, it is a bit hard to believe that Glow Inc. had not tested their app before to find and fix those issues.
Words of Wisdom
Fertility tracking apps have been found, so far, to be “generally inaccurate” in a study by researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City, published in the July issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
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