April 18, 2014

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Heartbleed + Android: A Not-So Love Story

Lookout Life
Lookout Life
Mobile Security: Privacy & Identity Protection

Heartbleed is a big issue affecting both clients and servers, but as it pertains to Android device, the data is looking a lot more encouraging. We gathered information from our Heartbleed Detector app, which will tell you if your Android device is affected by the Heartbleed vulnerability. We were happy to find that 96 percent of people who sent us their data were not vulnerable! As expected, those in the vulnerable category had Android 4.1.1 installed on their phones. This was the same Android version Google explained was affected. However, we also saw some vulnerable devices running Android 4.2.2. This is likely due to custom versions of the operating system floating around. Anyone with a vulnerable version of Android should look for an update to protect themselves. Otherwise, it's up to your service providers to patch their systems. Get in touch with them and any company with which you have an online account. Check out our data below for more information on how Heartbleed is affecting Android users. Thank you to everyone who shared their data with us!

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