Google responds to Android security issue – fix to "roll out globally over the next few days"

Google has acknowledged the recent overblown global security outrage, and announced that plans to roll out a fix are underway. But rather than update phone operating systems, Google has said it is able to remedy the theoretical security hole via a change to the authentication system used on its servers.

Here’s a quote, taken from ComputerWorld:

“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. This fix requires no action from users and will roll out globally over the next few days”

We are not going to embarrass ourselves by pretending to understand how/why/whether this fix will work. We’re happy to assume people cleverer than us are working on it and that everything will therefore be OK. Which is our general coping strategy for everything in life.

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That headline is still a disgrace, though.

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  1. Dougster

     /  May 18, 2011

    The Metro is read by Nokia users anyway.

    My driver takes me into work while I play Angry Birds Rio on my DesireHD.

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  2. Mark

     /  May 19, 2011

    I wonder if Metro will be running a full front page retraction????

    Of course they won’t…. Fucking parasites.

    Reply
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