Android vulnerable to Heartbleed

14 April 2014

heartbleed_bug Say what you like about the Heartbleed bug that's been going round, but one thing is for certain - it definitely has the most eye-catching logo.

However, it isn't very nice and Google are the latest to issue a warning about it, saying that their products could be prone to Heartbleed exploitation.

The company have noted that all Android versions are unaffected, unless you're on version 4.1.1 (that's Jelly Bean to you), which a good number of you are. Google are in the process of patching up the chink in the OS's armour.

Over a third of Android users are running on 4.1 to 4.1.2, with the exact number of users running 4.1.1 not known. The problem here is that a lot of budget handsets could be on this specific Jelly Bean and not being given updates once shipped.

In addition to that, Google's Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, App Engine, AdWords, DoubleClick, Maps, Maps Engine and Earth were affected by Heartbleed, but should've been patched by now. Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Yahoo!, Dropbox and Amazon were also vulnerable.

Apple, meanwhile, have said that nothing of theirs was in danger at any point.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile

2 comments

  • David
    It's worth noting that proper software from real software companies like Microsoft are completely unaffected. Only open source code written by spotty teenagers working from their spare rooms are causing a risk.
  • Poosh
    David here is in for a surprise.

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