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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 05 2013 - 08:16 AM

I hadn't heard about this one but saw this link this AM:

http://www.washingto...b080_story.html

 

Not much out there on it from reputable sites:

http://gizmodo.com/a...99-of-668123042

 

Anyone got any insights into this?  Hype or real?



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#2 of 6 OFFLINE   RobertR

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Posted July 05 2013 - 08:38 AM

You're rehashing the same discussion you had with Hanson.  Just get apps from the Play Store instead of from some Chinese hacker, and you're fine.



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Posted July 06 2013 - 04:58 AM

Robert, don't feed the trolls.

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted July 07 2013 - 06:13 AM

It affects apps on the Play store, read the article.

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Posted July 09 2013 - 03:47 PM

Well, sort of, Sam. Making sense of it all:http://www.androidce...-security-scare

The Google Play store has been “patched” so that no tampered apps can be uploaded to Google’s servers. That means any app you download from Google Play is clean — at least where this particular exploit is concerned.

So it did affect Play but it is believed to be secure from it again. There are no known apps which were affected before the patch that are disclosed.

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Posted July 17 2013 - 11:15 AM

Developing:

http://arstechnica.c...ive-it-to-them/



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