Peace be upon you
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 38
Total Points: 18,494,833.27
Android's mess up by leaking personal data!
Oh well no worries Apple:
Android Phones 'Leak Personal Data'
9:47am UK, Wednesday May 18, 2011
Millions of Android smartphones are vulnerable to hackers stealing users' personal information, researchers have said.
T-Mobile UK is launching a new Google Android smartphone
Google says it is aware of the problems
The report, from the University of Ulm, claims that handsets using Google's operating system are open to a data leak which leaves their calendars, contacts and pictures exposed.
Hackers can tap into the transfer of information between the phones and the internet, gaining access to the personal data.
Only the latest phones with system version 2.3.4 have had the leak plugged, meaning that 99.7% of handsets could be targeted.
"We wanted to know if it is really possible to launch an impersonation attack against Google services," the German researchers wrote.
"The short answer is yes, it is possible and it is quite easy to do so."