Suara.com – More than one billion Smartphones and tablets around the world are vulnerable to hacking. Reported by page The U-Bahn.co.ukSunday (8/3/2020), the current research shows that this is because Android devices are no longer supported by security updates.
The study showed that about 40 percent of Android users are using an older version of the software, security updates from Google.
There are millions of Smartphone users that can potentially experience data theft and cyber-attacks. According to figure 2019 of Google, there are more than 2.5 billion Android devices active in the world.
The old version of the mobile operating system, to stop usually at the age of more than two years, often security updates from the developers. With companies such as Google, require you to secure the user to update to a newer version of the operating system, your devices from the modern threats in the virtual world.
Google and Apple – the makers of the two mobile operating systems will be published most popular in the world – Android and iOS, a new version of their software each year, followed by regular updates that are rather small for a couple of years, after the Update found further problems in your.
Older phones tested can be found from manufacturers such as Motorola, Samsung, Sony and LG, in order to weaknesses. Anyone with an Android phone that was released in the year 2012 or earlier, including popular devices this time, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia S, the attention to the hall-it.
It is also anyone encourage with an Android version older than 7.0 Nougat, published for the first time in 2016, to try to update your software. Since this version is no longer supported and now Google.
However, if a device can’t be updated, then you will probably need to be replaced.
Editor-computing-Kate Bevan argues that consumers should be able to rely on the fact that the support period is longer for their mobile devices.
“Very disturbing that the Android device is expensive to keep, so short, before you lose the support of the security – leaving millions of users in the risk of serious consequences, if you said the victim of hackers,” he said.
Google and phone manufacturers need to know about the security update. With clear information about how long they last and what do customers when they run.
Research says that in General, the older the device, the greater the risk, be vulnerable to hackers. But the previous studies have shown that Smartphone owners in Europe and the United States more to keep your device, with step-by-step, small-innovation each year, and the increase in the price of the smartphone is quoted as the main reason not to buy a new phone more often.