Breach requires Android upgrade - Spotify


San Francisco - Spotify is requiring people listening to its popular music service on Android devices to install new software as a safeguard against a recent security breach.

Spotify said on Tuesday that the break-in has only resulted in unauthorised access to one user's account. The company says passwords and financial information were not stolen.

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Spotify was created in 2008 and is a pioneer in its sector.

Spotify users streaming on iPhones, iPads and Windows devices won't have to do anything at this time.

Some users will be required to re-enter their passwords to log in.

Spotify has more than 40 million users. A substantial number of them rely on Android, the world's most popular mobile operating system. - Sapa-AP

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