Google issues patch to fix Android's ClientLogin data leaks

By Jos
May 19, 2011
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  1. Google has announced it's starting to roll out a server-side patch for a security vulnerability in 99% of Android phones that could have allowed someone to snoop on an unencrypted…

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,677

    Well I haven't been affected for a while. Nexus master race!
  3. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,521   +223

    "an unencrypted Wi-Fi network and access calendar and contact data."
    Fortunately I don't use any unencrypted wi-fi.
  4. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    So this demonstrates they CAN release the Android updates much faster than what it currently is now, huh? Bravo Google, bravo.
  5. BrianUMR

    BrianUMR TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Its not really an android update. It doesn't even really fix the problem. I would call it a workaround. It is good that they are able to do this since it takes updates a long time to come out. Whatever the bug was it had already been fixed in 2.3.4 and higher.

    The reason I say it doesn't fix the problem and is a workout is becuase the bug is still there. Its just that the bug has become useless since it worked on an HTTP connection which google is no longer going to accept.
  6. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,204   +48

    I thought the carriers do updates. How can a fix be expidited so fast if it takes months for carriers to update?
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Whether it is an actual update or not, the fact that they CAN release software onto the phones without the carriers' "certification", proves they've been intentionally segregating the Android platform.

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