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Research: Flaw Could Compromise Smartphones

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May 18, 2011

Researchers from Germany's Ulm University have found a security flaw that could make it possible for hackers to breach data on certain Google Android applications, the Financial Times reports. The research indicates that photo-sharing, calendar and contacts applications could be breached, the report states, spurring warnings to Android users to avoid public WiFi networks. Google is quoted as saying, "We're aware of this issue, have already fixed it for calendar and contacts in the latest versions of Android, and we're working on fixing it in Picasa." As the effort to fix the issues continues, IT PRO reports that Google is adding trust accreditation to its Marketplace Apps. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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