Earlier in the week we heard about a security flaw in Apple’s iOS that had the potential to let a developer have access to your iPhone’s photos, and now the same flaw has been discovered in Google’s Android OS.
According to a recent report by the New York Times, an Android developer could also access your personal photos on your Android device, and all that is needed is that the apps needs permission to connect to the Internet.
“We can confirm that there is no special permission required for an app to read pictures,” said Kevin Mahaffey, chief technology officer of Lookout, a company that makes Android security software. “This is based on Lookout’s findings on all devices we’ve tested.”
The NYT has contacted Google about the possibly security flaw, and Google have said that they are looking into it.