SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The battle between Android phones and Apple’s iPhone has been fighting since the dawn of the smart phone era- but now, there’s uproar over some weakness in the Android operating system that may channel some Android users over to Apple (ya right).
Security researchers believe they have found a major security flaw in the Google designed, Android operating system and it could affect as many as 99% of Android phones.
The major issue here is in the security verification process that has been used on the Google Play app store since the release of Android 1.6 – they’re on version 4.2 now.
This security weakness basically gives hackers the key to the Google Play store allowing them to turn any application into a malicious Trojan virus without anyone at the Google App store even knowing. This means anyone crazy enough to break into an app this way would have access to all that data the app collects from your usage, freaky.
The good news is that Google is aware of this and they’re working to fix the problem. Between Jay Z’s recent app controversy and now, this seems like the Smart phone needs to get a little smarter about privacy.