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Most Android phones can be hacked with one text

Watch out, Android owners. A security firm says it only takes one malicious text message to spy on your phone and steal personal data. Google has a fix, but when will it be coming to your phone?

The Android text-message vulnerability is one doozy of a hack. All is takes is one text message with a video or photo laced with malicious code, and hackers can gain control of your phone. Google has a fix for all Android phone makers, but a big question remains: How long before every Android phone gets the patch?

Knowing the usual delayed release of Android updates, this could take awhile.

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Most Android phones can be hacked with one text