More than one billion Android phones and tablets around the world are vulnerable to hackers because they are no longer supported by security updates, study warns

More than one billion Android phones and tablets around the world are vulnerable to hackers because they are no longer supported by security updates, study warns

Consumer watchdog Which? found 40 per cent of Android users have been using old versions of the Google-made OS that no longer receive vital updates.

The most at-risk phones are any that run Android 4 or older – however, those using devices on Android 7.0 that can’t update to a newer version should also be concerned.

The study, based on Google data, highlights the importance of using up-to-date software to avoid being at risk of data theft, ransom demands and other malware attacks.

The current software version is Android 10 while Android 9 and 8 are still ‘in theory’ getting security updates too and are safe to use.

URL: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8079585/More-one-billion-Android-devices-vulnerable-hackers.html

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