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Researcher seeks help contacting developers of iPhone app exposing 198,000 users

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    Applications, as well as the companies that develop them, will come and go. But once the spark has gone, what happens to the users?

    In at least one instance, they'll have their account information exposed to the public by a seemingly abandoned database.

    Chris Vickery, a security researcher working for Kromtech (the company behind MacKeeper), has discovered a database with 198,000 records sitting in the public. The database contains email addresses, usernames and hashed passwords.

    The exposed records are connected to an iPhone application called Kinotopic. The app's website says it allows users to create and share cinemagraphs, a trend that was popular a few years back.

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