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Senior Tory MPs’ phone numbers exposed in app flaw

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A major security flaw in the official Conservative Party Conference app has been uncovered, which allowed anyone to access the personal details of ministers, MPs and all other attendees.

The app did not require a password to attendees’ accounts – making it possible to access the email addresses and mobile phone numbers of Chancellor Philip Hammond and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

Sky News has found that it was also possible to change the photos of cabinet members, MPs, journalists and local councillors.

The security flaw has now been fixed.

The mobile app is created by events technology company CrowdComms, and the terms and conditions have contact details of the firm’s offices in Australia.

The app’s privacy policy states that it “complies with…the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)”.

Sky News has contacted the Conservatives for comment.

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