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Security holes found in chat app popular with White House staffers

SAN FRANCISCO (CNNMoney) -- A supposedly secure chat app popular with White House staffers contained serious security flaws, according to a new report.

Researchers discovered several "critical" security vulnerabilities in some versions of Confide, an app that has gained popularity following reports that federal employees use it to communicate and to leak information securely. White House press secretary Sean Spicer has checked aides' phones for encrypted apps including Confide.

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