Google Confirms recent Android vulnerability : Working on Fix

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Google has confirmed the recent ClientLogin issue that left the Android OS vulnerable to impersonation attacks. As we know, Google really loves their OS and has alread stared rolling out a Server side fix for the issue and should cover all Android users in the next 48 hours. On the other hand, Calendars , Contacts and Picasa accounts are still vunerable Phone-side and need to be updated to OS 2.3.4 to be eligible for a fix that Google has included in the update.

The funny thing is that in most parts of the world, Especially in India, a majority of Android users are on 2.2 / 2.1 or even lower, and these users will remain exposed to the security flaw.

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  • May 19, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I do believe you mean “vulnerability” and NOT Venerability.

    == The Grammar Nazi strikes  again! ==

    In any case, a server-side fix has been deployed that’ll protect older devices that won’t be upgraded to Gingerbread 2.3.4

    A user will NOT be exposed unless an open / unsecured WiFi network is used.

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