Thursday, May 19, 2011

GOOGLE IS PROVIDING THE ANDROID A MUCH NEEDED SECURITY FIX GLOBALLY STARTING TODAY


Smartphones & tablets are vulnerable to personal data attacks.

Today owners of an Android powered smartphone or tablet should start receiving security updates.

As expected after the release of multiple web articles, Google is finally addressing the much needed security flaw to the Android OS. The security flaw that is being updated could, under some certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in Calendar, Contacts & Picasa Web Albums. This security fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days starting today. However this security fix doesn’t address the Picasa issue, due to the fact that it is not as vital as the Contacts & Calendar vulnerabilities.

Initially the bug allows predators to access the Calendar & Contacts utilizing the ClientLogin authentications protocol. The auto update should be completed by weeks end.   What do you think concerning this security flaw? Have you started to receive your updates yet?  Will it discourage you from purchasing a new smartphone or tablet powered by Android? I would love to hear any comment that you may have concerning this matter. As always enjoy your day!

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