More than half of Androids vulnerable to malicious attacks, report says

Monday - 9/17/2012, 10:21am EDT

More than half of Android devices are vulnerable to malicious attacks on the operating system and data storage, according to a report from mobile security firm Duo Security.

The firm scanned more than 20,000 Android devices worldwide over the past few months using X-Ray, a free Android vulnerability assessment tool developed by the firm, reported TechWorld.

The Android vulnerabilities caused by slow patches are well-known and may be a concern for federal agencies who are considering the Bring Your Own Device model.

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