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A billion Android devices at risk of hacking


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"More than a billion Android devices are at risk of being hacked because they are no longer protected by security updates, watchdog Which? has suggested.

"The vulnerability could leave users around the world exposed to the danger of data theft, ransom demands and other malware attacks.

"Anyone using an Android phone released in 2012 or earlier should be especially concerned, it said.

"Which? says it was not reassured by Google's response.

"And the tech giant has not responded to BBC requests for a comment."

Full monty at the BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51751950

And UK Mail: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8079585/More-one-billion-Android-devices-vulnerable-hackers.html

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The vulnerability could leave users around the world exposed to ransom demands

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How does that work then?  Are people going to steal the loved ones of people who own an android phone? Pretty drastic! 

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2 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

Well that's boring.

Does this mean I have to let the hedgehog go? 

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My phone should be safe from hacking. It's only a few months old, so it's using the latest version of An

THIS PHONE HAS BEEN LOCKED !!!

SEE RANSOM PAYMENT METHODS BELOW.

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It think that manufacturers stop sending out security updates far too quickly, if we are to save the environment people must start using their devices for longer time.

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