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Android under fire again for poor vulnerability patching

Sep 18, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Two security vendor reports released last week point to the continuation of a longstanding problem with Android devices. The platform remains the prime target for malware, yet there's no easy way for users to keep the software up to date with the latest patches.

In the latest findings, Duo Security collected results from 20,000 Android devices that users had scanned with the company's X-Ray vulnerability assessment tool, which became generally available a couple of months ago.

Based on the results, Duo estimates that more than half of Android devices worldwide have unpatched vulnerabilities.

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