Avoiding a network security hole in Android devices

According to a story from ZDNet, Android devices have a ‘gaping network security hole’. That deficiency can quickly and easily be exposed by hackers, giving them access to a users google services including docs, gmail, calendars, etc. This is accomplished by a hacker grabbing someone’s authorization keys off an open Wi-Fi connection.

According to ZDNet, the researchers also report that “this vulnerability is not limited to standard Android apps but pertains to any Android apps and also desktop applications that make use of Google services via the ClientLogin protocol over HTTP rather than HTTPS.”

This is up to Google and the carriers to fix – and fast. In the meantime, you can stay safe by avoiding open Wi-Fi networks. Use only secured networks or a VPN.