Binance The next update, scheduled for “mid-July,” will remove the ability to record audio from its Android app, the crypto exchange CEO told Cointelegraph. Chanpeng Zhao, also known as CZ.
Binance app could remove microphone permission
The movement of the company Follow the spyware concerns that members of the crypto community expressed last week. Specially, the user @ShitcoinSherpa tweeted Screenshots of the certificate issuer, shows that the permissions requested by Binance in its Android application This includes access to the camera and the ability to record audio.
At that time, Binance security chief Cointelegraph announced this “The camera is used during the KYC process”and underlines that “The code developed in the Binance app definitely doesn’t use a microphone.”
Now, CZ said the Binance team “is working to remove the audio recording permit”.. He said to Cointelegraph:
“Our next version of the Binance app, due to be released in mid-July, will remove the audio record permission. We are keeping other required permissions to a minimum to ensure the security of our users.”
The updated permissions list seems to focus more on general data protection
Also, CZ shared the list of permissions required for KYC procedures and that’s why it’s featured in the latest version of the Android app:
If the references are crossed with the screenshots of the certificate issuer @ShitcoinSherpa, The updated list also includes a set of permissions that the application can use to view information about ongoing tasks, access the exact location, or check the status of ongoing calls., amongst other things.
Binance does not sell user data “of any kind,” says CZ
Zhao emphasized that Binance is not based on advertising or selling user data “Any type of KYC data packaging combined with blockchain analysis.” Also referred to the potential risk of using applications with access to the user’s clipboard data::
“The idea of viewing the data on the user’s clipboard scares us. We see this as a major security risk for our users. Many of them may use a crypto wallet. They may have a copy of their password or their private At some point in your clipboard. Any application that collects this data could steal user money and should be classified as a virus or trojan. We don’t want to get close to it. “
When asked what prompted the exchange to review the app’s code, be it the TikTok security risks that CZ dealt with yesterday Twitter or the results mentioned, the CEO said:
“Managing our # SAFU users’ funds is always a priority for us. As soon as this is discussed, we immediately review our own app to ensure that there are no such concerns in our applications.”