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Alternative fixes released for Android master key vulnerability

Security vendor Webroot and ReKey, a collaboration between Northeastern University in Boston and vendor Duo Security, released software on Tuesday that detects if an Android device is vulnerable and applies a patch.

Google, which manages the open-source Android project, quickly issued patches for the so-called “master key” vulnerabilities, one of which was found by Bluebox Security and another one that appeared on a Chinese-language forum.