Android devices are stunningly vulnerable if you're a careless power-user

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Don’t chuck your Android phone across the room in fear just yet.

A report from the security firm Kryptowire, via Wired, shows that many Android phones are stunningly vulnerable thanks to Android’s open operating system. But while this report is concerning, the real-world threat it poses to actual Android phone users might not be that big of a deal.

Kryptowire analyzed 10 Android devices supported by U.S. carriers, and found that bugs in the firmware — the permanent pre-loaded software responsible for running the phones — left them open to attack by a malicious app. Read more…

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