Friday, May 20, 2011

Google Android Issues Fix Security

Google moved quickly after realizing the flaws in the security of their Android platform, which allows the username and password for Google Calendar, Facebook, Twitter and other services easily be stolen through a network of public Wi-Fi.

Permasasalahan was known after several German scientists found that during the Android platform using the authentication which turned out to be infiltrated by hackers when Android devices that connect to the wi-fi networks are not secure.

Hackers can create wi-fi network at the false public location by using well-known brands such as Starbucks or T-Mobile. Android devices will automatically connect to a network that has been logged for later synchronize the application. Although this synchronization effort can not be done, but nonetheless managed to get a hacker user authentication.

Recognizing these shortcomings, Google was immediately reacted. "We started to make improvements to the security weaknesses (Android) which, in certain circumstances, allow third parties to access data in Calendar and Contacts,"said Google spokesman clear.

"Android Users do not need to do anything, these improvements will run by itself within a few days ahead," he added as quoted by Cnet on Thursday (05/19/2011).

Improvements made ​​Google is 'forced' Android devices to connect to the server Google Calendar and Contacts via https (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure), so that OS authentication is used to validate the device can not be stolen.

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