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There’s a Security Bug on 60% of Android Phones—And Google Won’t Fix It

There’s a Security Bug on 60% of Android Phones—And Google Won’t Fix It

January 14, 2015

A researcher has discovered a serious in the WebView component of 4.3 and below that could open up to malicious hackers. But Google is doing nothing about it.

The bug, discovered by Tod Beardsley from Rapid, is found in an older piece of Android that allows apps to view web pages without launching a separate piece of software. The problem is that the piece of software is baked directly into the OS itself, and patches aren’t usually built for older versions of Android.

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