Find out the truth about Fake ID.

A recently publicized flaw in the Android™ operating system (OS) could permit malware to access the information on your device. Dubbed “Fake ID,” the vulnerability allows malicious apps to forge security credentials within your mobile device to gain access to your other apps and information in them, including Google Wallet, and could leave you open to additional malware.

Here are the facts you need to know:

  • The Fake ID vulnerability affects all versions of the Android OS beginning with version 2.1.
  • The Android team at Google have provided a patch to their partners, so you should keep an eye out for any platform updates from your service provider, and update your Android OS as soon as possible when prompted.
  • Always use caution when downloading apps from sites other than Google Play.
  • If you are using Norton Mobile Security, Norton 360™ Multi-Device or Norton Small Business on your Android device, you are already protected.

For more information about Fake ID, visit our Security Response site. And to ensure you can boldly go where you want, when you want, install Norton Mobile Security on your Android device now.

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