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Privacy Flaw Exposes 99.7% of Android Phones to Snoop Attacks

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:32 PM

Nearly every smartphone running the Google Android platform today is readily vulnerable to data snoops and cyberthieves, who can easily pluck information from them over ordinary Wi-Fi networks, German security experts discovered.

And as consumers increasingly rely upon their phones for banking, shopping, and storing photos, phone numbers and addresses of friends and relatives, flaws like this only underscore the lack of security on today's hottest gadgets.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/05/18/privacy-flaw-exposes-android-phones-snoop-attacks/#ixzz1Mja3K1oI

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