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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by bonerp, May 17, 2011.

  1. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert
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  2. TheBrit

    TheBrit Android Expert

    Yes, read that. The vulnerability exists only when using unencrypted wifi networks (which I don't anyway).

    Fixed in 2.3.4 but most companies seem to be rolling out 2.3.3. Come on Google, get the fix to the rest of us!
     
  3. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert
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    think this will expediate rollout of 234
     
  4. LisaJacobs

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    omg this is bad. I emailed the bbc story link to all my colleagues. Many have android phones. Thanks for the heads up
     
  5. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert
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    don't forget these guys that penetration test and come up with these 'holes' really know what they are doing....

    I'd worry more about loosing my phone whilst still logged onto google checkout.. :eek:
     
  6. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    It's no biggie really - no more than someone mugging you.

    Just take reasonable care.
     
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  8. Think I'm safe, I don't use public wifi, got my trusting data add-on in my phone contract :-D

    Doesn't surprise me though, the more open we go, the more chance there is to exploit
     
  9. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    I do have to use any wifi. I get to places where I have no phone signal at all. And TMO has wifi calling from anywhere - not just a hot spot.
    But don't use half the stuff like calendar or sync it. Otherwise, I use a laptop.
     
  10. Guamguy

    Guamguy Android Expert

    Already fixed with a server side update. Google also pushing an invisible update to the phones. Your phone gets patched without you knowing it.
     
  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Extreme Android User

    So how do you tell?
     
  12. dylo22

    dylo22 Android Enthusiast

    You can't, it's invisible :)
     
  13. trick202

    trick202 Android Expert

    Mate, that sounds like total bullshit to me.
     
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    trick202 Android Expert

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