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Android Security Flaw Could Expose You to Data Theft – Techlicious

 

posted by Josh Kirschner on May 18, 2011

Researchers at the University of Ulm have identified a security risk with Android phones that could allow someone to access your calendar and contact information over unsecured Wi-Fi networks. Once they gain access to this data, they could use your contacts to phish for personal information or modify a contacts email address so that you unwittingly send potentially confidential information to the intruder. Other apps, such as Picasa web albums, are also vulnerable, and there may be more. All Android phones running version 2.3.3 or earlier (which is basically every Android phone) is at risk.

Android Security Flaw Could Expose You to Data Theft – Techlicious