Google to justify its decision not to fill a gap exposed millions of Android users at risk




Google has justified the decision taken on stop sending security updates to the tool “Web View” WebView smart devices operating issuing Android 4.3 and Madon, a decision which I consider to specialize in information security displays millions of users at risk.

He said Adrian Ludwig, the chief architect within the specialist security system Google Android in the team, that thousands of posts code that adds Developers to “Web View”, dedicated to the issuance of 4.3 and below the tool, each month, make it difficult to trace its security problems.

He said Ludwig, through their account on Google Plus network, that Google spent Imola penalty and the great efforts to make hers operating systems, whether Android or Chrome is safe, but the deployment of a security update for the software tool older than two years with the changes in which every month occur is impractical.

And working “Web View” tool as software that allows application developers to show web pages within their applications without having to open it in an external browser. Some applications are built completely depending on the tool and some of this element is used only within certain parts of the application.

Google engineer and reduced the risk of not sending new security updates for that version of the tool, saying “the numbers affected by the problems in customized version 4.3 tool and below the shrinking every day update to Android 4.4 and later versions or buy a new phone.”

The company “Rapid 7” specialized in the development of digital security tools have noted the presence of security flaws in the “Web View” tool for version 4.3 of the Android and earlier, and estimated the company’s number of Android-prone phones for possible injuries due to gaps of about 930 million phone.

The “Rapid 7” to the security holes contained in the old version of the software tool can be exploited by hackers to tamper with users and steal their information and data.

For his part, the deployment of Ludwig tips for users of 4.3 Android system and Madon to avoid vulnerability to any security problems of version dedicated to those systems of “Web View”, most notably the use of an Internet browser is updated constantly, such as surfers “Chrome” and “Firefox”, and do not install any applications only from reliable sources .

He advised Google engineer developers should not direct any content using that version of the tool Pttabiqathm without checking its source, and keep track of technical advice provided by the security team for the Android system, which cross- site formal system for developers, carefully.


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