Breach requires Android upgrade - Spotify

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iol scitech may 28 Spotify

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Spotify is the world's leading service for streaming music on the Internet, claiming 40 million users in 56 countries as of May.

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.

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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