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Venmo May Have Leaked Joe Biden’s Info But You Can Now Protect Yours

Venmo has added new protection controls for companion records following a stunning episode where BuzzFeed News had the option to find President Joe. 

Biden’s Venmo account is given the application’s flawed security conventions. Application scientist Jane Manchun Wong found before on Friday that Venmo was chipping away at the new controls. 

“We’re reliably developing and fortifying the Venmo stage for the entirety of our customers. As part of these continuous endeavors, we are improving our in-application controls giving clients an alternative to choosing a public, companions just, or private setting for their companion’s rundown,” a Venmo representative said.

To track down the new controls, tap the cheeseburger symbol while on the fundamental feed; at that point, tap “Settings,” “Security,” and afterward “Companions List.” The Friends List menu showed up for another staff member and me while I was composing this article, so on the off chance that it hasn’t been carried out to you right now, hold on. 

In the new menu, you can pick if you need your companion’s rundown to be public, apparent to companions, or private. You can likewise flip whether you need to show up in others clients’ companion’s rundowns. 

The new switches fix a significant protection opening in Venmo that has been known for quite a long time. There recently was no natural way to keep your rundown of Venmo contacts hidden, implying that you could see the contact rundown of some other client on the stage. The opening was awful sufficient that after a short notice of Biden utilizing Venmo in a New York Times profile, BuzzFeed News had the option to find the president’s record in under 10 minutes. The distribution likewise discovered the records for some in his internal circle. 

While you’re in your protection settings, I’d likewise prescribe setting your Venmo feed to private.

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