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A couple of days ago, Wikileaks released a huge amount of Data that showed that the CIA had been spying on Americans and looking for ways to hack both the iPhone and Android.

Apple released a statement saying that the issues highlighted in the data released had been patched with the latest iOS security update.

Yesterday, a security expert noted that hundreds of millions of Android users are at risk due to the hacking tools used by the CIA to exploit vulnerabilities in smartphones, tablets, computers, wireless routers, cars and other devices, allowing the agency to spy on people without their knowledge.


Google has followed suit stating that users of Android and Chrome OS devices should rest easy.


According to Google, “As we’ve reviewed the documents, we’re confident that security updates and protections in both Chrome and Android already shield users from many of these alleged vulnerabilities,” said Heather Adkins, Google’s director of information security and privacy, in a statement to ZDNet. “Our analysis is ongoing and we will implement any further necessary protections. We’ve always made security a top priority and we continue to invest in our defenses.”

All things being equal, the vulnerabilities aren't that bad for newer versions of the Android device, but those using older versions will have to be careful as some of these vulnerabilities still exist. 

Another issue is that while iPhones and iPads have access to Apple’s new software updates the moment they are released, many Android devices don’t gain access to updates for months or even more than a year after they are released.

This means that many Android users are still on old versions of their OS which is still vulnerable. Google's plan for this is as yet unknown.

If you're on an old OS version and you can get an upgrade, please do. It is hoped that Google does something about their issues.

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