Millions of Android-smartphone exposed to dangerous vulnerability


android-heartbleed-1Security error Heartbleed, discovered in the protocol OpenSSL, applies not only to web sites and home routers, but also mobile on Android, Ars Technica reports with reference to experts in the field of IT security Lookout Mobile. Devices for both iOS and OS X – iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Mac – are not affected by this vulnerability .

Bug , according to experts , include smartphones and tablets running on Android version 4.1.1 and 4.2.2 versions of some of the different manufacturers of smartphones and tablets . It is not excluded , experts believe that other Android releases may also contain a critical error .

In addition, the vulnerability was discovered in the program for messaging BlackBerry operating systems Android, Windows, iOS and OS X, but the developers have released a required update .

The most likely scenario , which may invoke hackers , is that users are lured to the site with malicious code , open the tab in the next one or the other service ( mail or online bank ) and recovered from the ” RAM” related information . In addition, the extraction of data from RAM and perhaps a simpler way .

In total, according to experts, about 34 % Android- smartphones can “share” the user information from hackers. Internet Corporation is working on releasing a patch , but due to the strong fragmentation of the system and irregular updates and he can not reach the millions of devices .

At the same time , as the company says Symantec, users of conventional computer browsers at risk of losing their data , because the most popular of them is used library OpenSSL.

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