Vulnerability detected in Android, the mobile operating system of Google, has made that organization of consumers FACUA has requested the Spanish Agency of data protection your intervention investigate if violated the principle of security of the data by the American multinational. Vulnerability is that the system allows third party access to the data contained in the mobile through wifi open networks to which the user access to connect to the Internet. With this security hole data contained in the device such as phones, photographs, general information, addresses, passwords, etc. would be within the reach of any other user on the same wifi network. According to a study conducted by the University of Ulm in Germany, this bug affects 99.7% of Android users which has led to the claim by FACUA. The Association advised until the incidence is not resolved not to use applications using open wifi networks.
Google has detected the fault and has communicated you are trying to solve it as soon as possible, having turned out the problem in two of the three applications affected by the same. The ultimate solution will be operational in the coming days and will be distributed worldwide through an update of the operating system. This is not the first investigation requested by FACUA, in recent months has submitted requests for investigation with the Spanish data protection agency by the problems that have occurred in the Sony PlayStation and by different security problems detected in the social network Facebook.