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Google decides to wait till release of “Android O” to patch critical flaw

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In the news this week comes the revelation that millions of Android smartphones are at serious risk of “screen hijack”. This android vulnerability allows criminal hackers to steal your passwords, banking details, and helps ransomware apps extort money from you.

At this stage, Google says the vulnerability will not be patched until the release of ‘Android O’. Android O is not slated for release until the 3rd quarter of 2017.

Please see the following article for a detailed overview of this very real threat. For other advice on Digital Forensic Investigations and Counterintelligence Services, please do not hesitate to call NSI for a confidential consultation.

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