View Full Version : Google Begins Rolling Out Fix for WiFi Vulnerability

05-18-2011, 02:32 PM
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Google is now beginning to roll out a fix for the wifi vulnerability issue that took the internet world by storm yesterday. It has been stated that through an open WiFi connection, our Android devices were prone to having their personal information stolen. Luckily, the Google Team is on top of it and has just released this statement.

“Today we’re starting to roll out a fix which addresses a potential security flaw that could, under certain circumstances, allow a third party access to data available in calendar and contacts,” a Google spokesperson said. “This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days.”
Time to put this one to bed. It’s impressive that Google can fix these issues OTA, while carriers have such troubles. But, this is something we’re grateful for! We’re hoping no one became a victim to this back door.

Source: DroidLife (http://www.droid-life.com/)

05-18-2011, 04:12 PM
Does one need to be running "legal" software and stock to receive this update?

05-18-2011, 04:12 PM
SO I should unfreeze the updater and hope Gingerbread doesn't come at the same time?

05-18-2011, 04:43 PM
I heard that the fix is already in Gingerbread and for Froyo, it is a server side fix.

05-19-2011, 02:42 PM
How long has this been an issue?

I dont know if i would say "They are on top of it"
It has been quite awhile since my last OTA update.