SHAREit fixes security bug that could have left nearly a billion users at risk

Top file sharing app SHAREit says that it has fixed a number of security flaws in its Android app that could have put up to a billion users potentially at risk.

The apps’ developers have issued a patch for several vulnerabilities first detected by security firm Trend Micro earlier this month which could have allowed attackers access to data being stored on SHAREit user devices, as well as being able to also execute arbitrary code on the device.