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Heartbleed Makes 50M Android Phones Vulnerable, Data Shows

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:33 PM
At least 4m Android smartphones in the US, and tens of millions worldwide, could be exploited by a version of the "Heartbleed" security flaw, data provided to the Guardian shows.   Worldwide, the figure could be 50m devices, based on Google's own announcement that any device running a specific variant of its "Jelly Bean" software – Android 4.1.1, released in July 2012 – is vulnerable.

Of the smartphones in use, only Android devices are vulnerable to this form of attack. Apple does not use the vulnerable version of OpenSSL on the iPhone or iPad, while Microsoft said that neither Windows Phone nor Windows is affected.

Heartbleed makes 50m Android phones vulnerable, data shows | Technology | theguardian.com


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