Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Millions of Android Users Vulnerable to Security Threats, Say Feds

According to a new document obtained by Public Intelligence, the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are increasingly aware of the threats its law enforcement users and officials face at a federal, state, and local level in using older versions of the Android mobile platform.

According to the roll call release — marked as unclassified but "for official use only," and designed for police, fire, emergency medical services (EMS) and security personnel — upwards of 44 percent of Android users worldwide are still using Android versions 2.3.3 to 2.3.7, which still contain security vulnerabilities fixed in later versions. (more)

Spybusters Tip #492 - The latest version of Android is 4.3. Time to upgrade.