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Google’s Android Team to Release Security Patch

Written on May 20, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Following Sony's numerous security breach reports, Google is patching up any vulnerabilities on their Android handsets.

Due to the rise of numbers of worldwide, ’s is going to release a platform fix to patch a security breach which leaves users’ personal information wide open to the hackers.  told All Things D on Wednesday that “this fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.”

In a recent research conducted at the University of Ulm in Germany, it was found that almost 99% of handsets may be leaking its user’s login information when applications connect to Google’s servers through unencrypted WiFi networks. It then gives access to the user’s contacts, , calendar, and more. Handsets that are vulnerable to this sort of attack are those running the Android version 2.3.3, as well as the earlier versions.

An advice to Android users who have not yet updated or cannot update to version 2.3.4 is not to connect your handset to unsecured networks, until Google has released the said .

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