As we wrote yesterday, researchers from the German University of Ulm found that it could be very easy for hackers to access and obtain personal data from our Android handsets via unprotected WiFi connections – today Google have issued a fix to address the concerns.
The report suggested that 99% of Android platform users were under potential threat when using their gadgets for social, calendar and contact features in public WiFi hotspots such as café’s and their local boozer. Google’s solution is a patch which will drop from today.
So what do you need to do if you’re one of the 99%? Google promise absolute no action is required, and the fix will be administered by a silent server
“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.” – Says Big G.
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