Google Deodorizes Sniffable Android Security Flaw

Google has begun rolling out a patch to fix a security flaw in versions 2.3.3 and earlier of its Android mobile operating system. That flaw affects all Google services using the ClientLogin authentication protocol. It lets hackers access any personal data available through Android’s application programming interfaces. “The flaw is now fixed for all versions of Android worldwide,” Google spokesperson Randall Sarafa told LinuxInsider. The patch is being rolled out in stages over several days, Sarafa said.

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