July 03, 2013
Massive Android Security Flaw

Massive Android flaw allows hackers to ‘take over’ and ‘control’ 99% of Android devices:

Mobile security company Bluebox said today that it recently discovered a vulnerability in Android that makes any Android device released in the last four years vulnerable to hackers who can read your data, get your passwords, and control any function of your phone, including sending texts, making phone calls, or turning on the camera.

This isn’t helped by the fact that Android is “fragmented” in terms of the distribution of OSs installed is wide, compared to iOS where the majority of iOS users are upgraded to the latest version, making distributing a fix harder.

Posted by Arcterex at July 03, 2013 07:39 PM