What to do about “master key” security flaw in Android?
landon 1 year ago
Apparently a significant security risk has been found in Android devices going all the way back to version 1.6. According to the folks at Bluebox security that found it, the flaw can be used to completely take over your Android phone, access passwords, and do lots of other unsavory things. As much as I like Android, rapid patches are not something that I would call common, so I assume this will be an issue for some time to come. What can be done to minimize risk in the meantime?
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