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Jeff Forristal at Bluebox Security warns Android vulnerable
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nooby

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Aug 2013, 09:54    Post_subject:  Jeff Forristal at Bluebox Security warns Android vulnerable  

From Android 1.6 and up but there is efforts taken now to secure it again
but how long time will it take for these changes to reach our phones?
How many of us noobs are clever enough to update such things?
i don't trust me can do such anymore. And the cute thing is that one need
Ms Windows to do these updates.


Uncovering Android Master Key That Makes 99% of Devices Vulnerable

http://bluebox.com/corporate-blog/bluebox-uncovers-android-master-key/

He showed how easy it was to take over a phone and there was no way to know about it. Read at their site and other reports about it use google

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Aug 2013, 15:34    Post_subject: Jeff Forristal at Bluebox Security warns Android vulnerable  

nooby wrote:
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...And the cute thing is that one need
Ms Windows to do these updates.


I don't follow you here, nooby. How is that so?

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linuxbear

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PostPosted: Wed 07 Aug 2013, 15:09    Post_subject: Re: Jeff Forristal at Bluebox Security warns Android vulnerable  

Monsie wrote:
nooby wrote:
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...And the cute thing is that one need
Ms Windows to do these updates.




My phone will update itself, so I allow it to do so when I am connected to WiFi.
The biggest problems with malware on an Android system is that people do not research what they install and when an app containing malware asks for permission to critical data on the phone, they just allow it. If folks did not think playing Angry Snails or Cutesy Apps were important, this type of issue would be lessened. I always research apps installed on my phone or tablet. This is mostly because I do not want a flashlight application to be sending me advertisements, but also because I want to make sure there is nothing bad about them listed on the net.
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