"Devices running Android 4.1.1 could be exploited by 'reverse Heartbleed' to yield user data - including 4m in US alone "
At least 4m Android smartphones in the US, and tens of millions worldwide, could be exploited by a version of the "Heartbleed" security flaw, data provided to the Guardian shows.
Worldwide, the figure could be 50m devices, based on Google's own announcement that any device running a specific variant of its "Jelly Bean" software - Android 4.1.1, released in July 2012 - is vulnerable.
The figure, calculated using data provided exclusively by the analytics firm Chitika, is the first time an accurate estimate has been put on the number of vulnerable devices. Other estimates have suggested it is hundreds of millions, based on the number of devices running versions of Android 4.1. But most of those run 4.1.2, which is not at risk.
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