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Android Master Key Vulnerability Checker Now Live 76

darthcamaro writes "Last week, Rain Forrest Puppy (aka Jeff Forristal) first disclosed the initial public report about an Android Master Key flaw. Code was released earlier this week for attackers to exploit the flaw — but what about users? Google has claimed that it has patched the issue but how do you know if your phone/carrier is safe? Forristal's company now has an app for that. But even if your phone is not patched, don't be too worried that risks are limited if you still to a 'safe' app store like Google Play. 'The only way an Android user can be attacked via this master key flaw is if they download a vulnerable application. "It all comes down to where you get your applications from," Forristal said.'"
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Android Master Key Vulnerability Checker Now Live

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  • by MoronGames ( 632186 ) <> on Thursday July 11, 2013 @10:16AM (#44250175) Journal
    That most phones that are "in the wild" will probably never receive this patch unless they are current flagship devices. That said, do not download things from untrusted sources! That goes for not only smart phones, but computers as well!
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    Personal health insurance mandates are personal responsibility. You not having insurance and using the ER then skipping on the bill costs me and other insured folks money.

    Unemployment does not last forever, and employed folks are paying for it. I sure as hell expect to be able to collect from an insurance policy I buy.

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