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Topic # 83648 19-May-2011 19:22
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From the BBC site.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-13422308


Simple summary

Researchers have found that Android phones are potentially leaking data that, if stolen, could be used to get the information user store online.

Almost all versions of the Android operating system were passing round unencrypted authentication tokens, found the researchers. It was fixed in version 2.3.4 but, suggest Google figures, only 0.3% of Android phones are running this software.

There is no suggestion that attackers are exploiting the Android loophole at the moment.




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  Reply # 471285 19-May-2011 20:17
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Luckily it's an easy server side fix!
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/google-confirms-android-security-issue-server-side-fix-rolling/

Which they are rolling out now, so nothing to worry about :)




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vinnieg: Luckily it's an easy server side fix!
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/18/google-confirms-android-security-issue-server-side-fix-rolling/

Which they are rolling out now, so nothing to worry about :)


but the data has already been leaked. 




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  Reply # 471304 19-May-2011 21:05
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I think the tokens expire after a time, but cant remember how long they last.



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  Reply # 471327 19-May-2011 21:47
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It would have been nicer for them to roll Froyo to all the hardware thou... :0

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  Reply # 471332 19-May-2011 21:52
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Im sure we will all be fine... unless maybe you are a Russian spy or SAS agent maybe? Just root and upgrade




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  Reply # 471338 19-May-2011 21:56
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oxnsox: It would have been nicer for them to roll Froyo to all the hardware thou... :0


You mean gingerbread :P


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