Google Admits To Android OS Phone Security Flaw Fix Coming Soon

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Google is working on a fix for an Android OS flaw that leaves Smartphone users exposed using services like Google Calendar, Contacts and Picasa over public Wi-Fi networks.The search company has acknowledged the security flaw and said that they are currently on an instant fix to the problem which will be delivered to phone vendors shortly.

The flaw was discovered by German researchers who said that some authentication tokens are being sent unencrypted, over-the-air, putting data at risk from snoopers.

In an official statement Google has said it is already rolling-out a fix for the security flaw, which could affect all Android users, except those running Gingerbread.

“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.

“This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.”

 

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