More than half of Androids vulnerable to malicious attacks, report says

More than half of Android devices are vulnerable to malicious attacks on the operating system and data storage, according to a report from mobile security firm Duo Security.

The firm scanned more than 20,000 Android devices worldwide over the past few months using X-Ray, a free Android vulnerability assessment tool developed by the firm, reported TechWorld.

The Android vulnerabilities caused by slow patches are well-known and may be a concern for federal agencies who are considering the Bring Your Own Device model.

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