- Dec 23, 2009
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In all the exciting talk about android gaming systems, new phones, smart watches and pocket watches, I have to be a buzz kill and bring down the mood a little. There was a flaw back in the 90s that currently affect Mac, Android, and iOS (I would guess Linux machines since both iOS and Android were not built in the 90s) that forces websites to use a lower grade encryption for HTTPS connections. This exploit could allow hackers to steal personal information and data. Among some of the sites listed are American Express, Bloomberg, Business Insider, Marriott, and Groupon. Apple said they should have a fix out some time this week. Unfortunately Google can not push the fix to all Android devices as they have to deal with manufacturers and carriers.
Source: Security flaw places Android iOS Mac users at risk from hacking on some major websites 9to5Google