January 22, 2016

​Google Confirms New Linux Hole Not a Big Deal for Android

Secure-Android-AMSometimes a security "hole" is really a tiny security "leak." The headlines made Perception Point-reported Linux and Android security vulnerability, aka CVE-2016-0728, sound terrible. For example, "Zero-Day Flaw Found in 'Linux Kernel' leaves Millions Vulnerable." Ah... not so much, more like thousands. Maybe.

Actually, this Linux zero-day security flaw was mostly harmless. Now, Google, has revealed, as expected, on Android this security "hole" was more of a security "leak." Adrian Ludwig, Android's lead security engineer, wrote on Google+ that Google took the problem seriously.

Read more at ZDNet Linux and Open Source

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