Google scrambles to fix Android flaw

By   |  October 28, 2008

With the Android-based G1 mobile phone on the market for less than a week, Google is scrambling to fix a security flaw that allows a hacker to hijack the Web browser on the phone. The New York Times and EWeek report that one of the researchers, Charles Miller, has notified Google of the flaw and says that he is publicising it now because he believed that cellphone users were not generally aware that increasingly sophisticated smartphones faced the same threats that plague Internet-connected personal computers.

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