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Google: Critical Android security flaw won't harm most users

Jared Newman | July 10, 2013
A security flaw could affect 99 percent of Android devices, a researcher claims, but the reality is that most Android users have very little to worry about.

None of this invalidates the work that Bluebox has done. Malicious apps have snuck into Google's app store before, so the fact that a security firm uncovered the exploit first and disclosed it to Google is a good thing. But there's a big difference between a potential security issue and one that actually affects huge swaths of users. Frightening headlines aside, this flaw is an example of the former.

 

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