More than half of all Android devices don't have security patches and are vulnerable to malware, according to a security company.
The findings are based on data from Duo Security, who not coincidentally also produced the free X-Ray for Android app, according to InformationWeek.
"The stat is based on over 20,000 users who downloaded and ran the X-Ray mobile application on their device, and the current global distribution of Android versions," Jon Oberheide, CTO of Duo Security, told Information Week via email.
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Oberheide said he knew the statistic would be hard for Android users to hear, but the lack of security patches is appalling. "Yes, it's a scary number, but it exemplifies how important expedient patching is to mobile security and how poorly the industry--carriers, device manufacturers, etc.--has performed thus far," Oberheide wrote on the Duo Security blog.