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Wireless Carriers Leave Millions of Android Phones Vulnerable to Hackers Print E-mail
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Source: Wired - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Vendors/Products There are millions of vulnerable Android phones in the hands of consumers today because wireless phone carriers and phone hardware makers refuse to transmit existing software security fixes to phones in a timely manner, according to a security researcher. Unlike phones made by Apple, which has power over carriers and controls the distribution of software updates to its phones, Android users can’t get an update to their phones without the carrier’s intervention, notes Chris Soghoian principal technologist and senior policy analyst with the American Civil Liberties Union. “The phones have to contact a server run by the carrier in order to get an update.”

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