Android Phones Could Be Affected by the Heart bleed Bug:

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Heartbleed security bug that has already affected Yahoo Mail, the Canada Revenue Agency, and other public websites also poses a threat to end-user applications and devices, including millions of Android handsets. According to an announcement by Google, smartphones and tablets running a specific version of Android were affected by the widespread web security bug, which could potentially spill your sensitive login information (like passwords).

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Handsets at Risk:

Handsets running version 4.1.1 of Google’s mobile operating system are vulnerable to attacks that might pluck passwords, the contents of personal messages, and other private information out of device memory, Android 4.2.2 that have been customized by the carriers or hardware manufacturers have also been found to be susceptible. Officials with BlackBerry have warned the company’s messenger app for iOS, Mac OS X, Android, and Windows contains the critical defect and have released an update to correct it.


Google’s statistics suggest that fewer than 10% of Android devices currently run version 4.1.1.Android updates are the responsibility of the device maker, and often need to be approved by wireless carriers. The only exceptions are Google-made devices, such as the Nexus series and Google Play Edition phones. Previous attempts to adopt Android updates have not met with success.

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Known own version:

So how can you check to see if your device is affected? You’ll need to go to the Settings menu of your phone and find your way to the About Phone section. There you’ll be able to learn what version of Android you’re running and see if any updates are available.

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