As per new update of Hike messenger, giving reward upto ₹10000 for making your friend join Hike. To do this Hike asks accessbility permission. And when you refer a friend or a group, all messeges starts showing in Hike. So now I guess Hike can read our all whatsapp text messages and media shared.

But the problem is that after getting accessibility permission, it can read all the notification, even OTPs of our transaction. So how can I assure my security and privecy.

Is it a big concern or am I missing something with their terms and condition?

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    So why on Earth would you ever use Hike? Just use Signal or something... Honestly, their T&C are ridiculous on the rights they and their "third-party" affiliates have over your information, pictures, voice, name, and everything else related to anything you do in Hike, perpetually (forever) and for free. – acejavelin Dec 7 '17 at 23:22
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"The problem is that after getting accessibility permission, it can read all the notification, even OTPs of our transaction. So how can I assure my security and privacy?"

Turn off SMS, NOTIFICATION ACCESS permissions to that app.

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Kindly add more details about your smartphone so I can answer better.

  • I am using lenovo vibe k5. I found that I can disable the access. BTW thanks for your answer. – Sam Dec 9 '17 at 9:19

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