SUMMARY: Android is the world’s most widely used mobile operating system and continues to be a primary target for malware attacks due to its market share and open source architecture.
Industry reporting indicates 44 percent of Android users are still using versions 2.3.3 through 2.3.7—known as Gingerbread—which were released in 2011 and have a number of security vulnerabilities that were fixed in later versions.
The growing use of mobile devices by federal, state, and local authorities makes it more important than ever to keep mobile operating system patched and up-to-date.
What does this mean?
- Go to SETTINGS -> ABOUT PHONE and take a look at your "Android Version"
- If it is a version number between 2.3.3 and 2.3.7, click on SYSTEM UPDATES and update your phone.
Ensure that your phone is up-to-date and patched so that you aren't vulnerable to the security glitches noted above.