October 1, 2016

Fix Will be Released Soon – Google Android OS Security Flaw [Response]

Yesterday we have written about the security flaw in the Android OS, 99 percent of the Android phones are vulnerable to attack over open Wi-Fi connection. In response with the research made by German Researchers, Google said “We are addressing the issue and will be rolling out a fix to Android phones starting today.”

A Google spokesman said “The fix requires no action from the users and will roll out globally over the next few days.”

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What exactly the fix will do?

The fix forces all the Android devices to connect to Google Calendar and Contacts servers over https (secured http) so that someone snooping on an unprotected wireless connection won’t be able to grab authentication tokens used by the operating system to validate devices.

Reason of Flaw

The German study showed that the flaw occurs because Android phones store login information for services like Twitter, Facebook & Gmail for 14 days. This stored information is accessing to hackers over the same public Wi-Fi connection.

This security flaw is not applicable on Android 2.3.4 for smartphones and 3.0 for tablets. The fast and quick response by Google is appreciated.

We would like to recommend you, not to use internet over open wireless network until the fix is released.

About Rajan Balana

I am Rajan Balana, A Blogger from Rajasthan. I love playing PS2 and enjoy blogging.

Comments

  1. BlogWithin says:

    its serious security issue mmahn.. If hackers read your post, then they will try this new method :)

  2. Travel India says:

    nice Article, Every OS has security flaws……………

  3. Keep us updated about this I would like to hear more on this topic!

  4. Google Android
    Name is Enough Lol

  5. Wow. That’s a pretty serious flaw. Glad they caught it before it could do any more damage.

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