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3:20 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Tech Researchers Uncover Android Security Issue

Georgia Tech researchers have identified a potential “security weakness” in Android-based mobile phones.  

But Android users shouldn’t be too concerned.

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That’s because no one has actually exploited the security weakness.

“In Android, it’s pretty hard," says Byoungyoung Lee, the Tech PhD student behind the research. 

Lee says the potential glitch happened as speed and performance of Android phones increased.

To fix it, one option could be to slightly slow down those processes. 

Another reason not to be too concerned? Lee says it’s just one of a handful of software protections built into a phone.

He says he’s working on an update, but isn’t sure when it could be available as a “fix.”