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More than one billion Android devices at risk of hacking – here’s how to stay safe

New research has suggested that more than one billion Android devices worldwide are vulnerable to hacking.

A report from Which? rifled through data provided by Google, finding 40% of Android users worldwide are not receiving vital security updates. These users are at greater risk of data theft, ransomware and a host of other cyberattacks.

Which? researchers tested a range of affected phones and tablets – including models still available to purchase via top online marketplaces – and found they were highly vulnerable to a range of malware.

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