Google patches 'Master Key' Android flaw, ships code to OEMs

By Jos
Jul 9, 2013
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  1. Google has moved to patch a four-year-old security hole in Android that could potentially leave any device released in this time frame vulnerable to attacks. The flaw in question was disclosed by Bluebox Security last week and centered on the...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +960

    It took them 4 years to fix an issue that has costed millions of people their phones. Good job google.
  3. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,379   +226

    Where does one get "google" signed apps if not from the play store tho? It's not as big a deal as they make out. If play store is compromised that is different.

    Anyone installing apps that are "Google" signed not from the play store only have themselves to blame.
    gkubed and Arris like this.
  4. No, it didn't take them 4 years, the bug was discovered just last month
    gkubed likes this.

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