A security flaw in Google Android devices could be putting personal data of users at risk.
According to research from Palo Alto Networks, private data that is automatically stored by apps on Android 4 devices can be accessed without authorisation.
Android Internal Storage is a protected area that Android-based applications use to store private information, including usernames and passwords. But as Palo Alto Networks research reveals, an attacker may be able to steal sensitive information from most of the applications on an Android device using the Android Debug Bridge (ADB) backup/restore function. In addition, most of the security enhancements added by Google to prevent this type of attack can be bypassed.