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'Biggest update ever' to fix Android flaw

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Samsung, LG and Google have pledged to provide monthly security updates for smartphones running the Android operating system.
In July, a major bug was discovered in the software that could let hijackers access data on up to a billion phones.
Manufacturers have been slow to roll out a fix because many variations of Android are widely used.
One Android expert said it was "about time" phone makers issued security fixes more quickly.

Android has been working to patch a vulnerability, known as Stagefright, which could let hackers access a phone's data simply by sending somebody a video message.
"My guess is that this is the single largest software update the world has ever seen," said Adrian Ludwig, Android's lead engineer for security, at hacking conference Black Hat.
LG, Samsung and Google have all said a number of their handsets will get the fix, with further updates every month.


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 YaKnow2.0    710

Every single os all of a sudden needs to be fixed because there are huge backdoors.it sounds crazy.especially after the whole nsa bs

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