Yesterday we told you about a possible vulnerability in Google’s Android OS, which could have meant that Android devices were potentially vulnerable to a security risk when used on an unsecured network.
The vulnerability was identified by researchers at the German University of Ulm, and Google has now released an official statement, and have started to roll out a fix which will get rid of the problem.
“Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts,” Google said in a statement. “This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.”
It is good to see that Google has acted so quickly to fix the security issue, which affected Android devices running Android 2.3.3 and below. Take a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
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