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    Default App Security Flaw Disclosed (already patched)

    Google Play Store security flaw discovered that puts millions at risk | Mail Online

    This has probably already been posted, but I didn't see anything showing that it had.
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    So some researchers discovered a vulnerability, worked with the companies involved to fix it, then told us after it was patched. I'm failing to see the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    So some researchers discovered a vulnerability, worked with the companies involved to fix it, then told us after it was patched. I'm failing to see the problem.
    Sorry, but I am not reading it as fixed, but only as a remedy to future attempts. Seems like the existing codes are still there.
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    "The bug, which the team has worked with Google, Facebook and other app makers to fix before revealing it, put millions of users at risk, the researchers said."
    I'm getting mixed results from this. Is it fixed? Is it not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTtomdora View Post
    "The bug, which the team has worked with Google, Facebook and other app makers to fix before revealing it, put millions of users at risk, the researchers said."
    I'm getting mixed results from this. Is it fixed? Is it not?

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    Idk, it could be read either way.
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    It sounds to me like since it's talking about a bunch of apps, some are fixed and some aren't. My question is what risk does this vulnerability actually pose? The article is extremely vague.
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    I don't know about this. The article ain't too specific what in the world is going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A895 View Post
    I don't know about this. The article ain't too specific what in the world is going on.

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    It is confusing. But it still doesn't sound too good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post
    It is confusing. But it still doesn't sound too good.
    Bah. The press is always doomsaying about Android security, but I've never had a problem. Besides, this isn't so much about Android as it is devs being careless in their code, from the sound of things. If a developer released a Windows app with a security flaw, you wouldn't blame Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    Bah. The press is always doomsaying about Android security, but I've never had a problem. Besides, this isn't so much about Android as it is devs being careless in their code, from the sound of things. If a developer released a Windows app with a security flaw, you wouldn't blame Windows.
    All that means is that YOU have never had a problem. Who's blaming Android?
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    Default re: App Security Flaw Disclosed (already patched)

    My question is, what company has never had a security issue/compromise? Is there a perfect company with a flawless record? What can we learn from them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy53 View Post

    All that means is that YOU have never had a problem. Who's blaming Android?
    I have never had a problem either. Security problems are very few and far between than any one realizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK_NY_RAY View Post
    No surprise here. It's been super well known that Apple, Google and Microsoft are anti privacy and anti security.

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    It's well known USERS are anti privacy because they don't care enough to check their own settings to their accounts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zorak950 View Post
    So some researchers discovered a vulnerability, worked with the companies involved to fix it, then told us after it was patched. I'm failing to see the problem.
    Convenient way to look at it! I guess you can say this for literally every malware and vulnerability discovered out there. What's the big deal, they'll eventually patch it.
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    But those corporations are still anti privacy and security.

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    They aren't. People are too dumb to read the TOS of stuff they sign up for. I know I do.

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    Lol well some users don't care because they choose to be fools and others just don't know.

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    They don't know because they don't care, thats the fault of the user not the company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK_NY_RAY View Post
    But those corporations are still anti privacy and security.

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    I don't know where you got your information, but that is untrue. Apple and Google are good about security and privacy. They use personal information for their own use, they do not sell it or give it away.


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