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Google moves fast to plug Android Wi-Fi data leaks

Gregg Keizer | May 18, 2011
'Impressive,' says mobile security expert on Google's quick move to fix flaw.

"Right now, we're in a transition period," said Mahaffey, talking about the move from unsecured HTTP to the encrypted HTTPS. "It's taken the industry a while, but with the amount of data stored in the cloud, being moved to the cloud, it's very important that HTTPS be required."

Google is still investigating the authentication issue during synchronization between Android phones and its Picasa service.


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