Bad news for Android users. The operating system is at the center of serious controversy due to a very dangerous flaw.

The Android operating system, one of the most used on devices around the world, is in the crosshairs of serious controversy due to a very worrying malfunction. Despite some flaws repeatedly reported by users themselves, the operating system of the green robot, developed by Google, is more than 10 years old since the launch of the first smartphone in the world. Today, 85% of smartphones used and on the market run on a version of the Android operating system.

Flaw in the Android operating system: here’s what you risk (www.Sjbeez)

The incredible success and diffusion of Google’s operating system on devices all over the world has its roots in the intuitive use and possibility of personalizing one’s experience. Customization has been the greatest strength of Google and its operating system. Widgets, wallpapers, launchers, applications to change home screen icons, the possibilities for changing the standard view are endless and still very popular with Android users.

In recent years, following the work of some developers, this strong customization of the Android operating system has forced Google to deal with the phenomenon of fragmentation and the consequences resulting from updates and security. To overcome this problem, over the years, Google has released various security patches capable of protecting the device’s system.

Android: the flaw in the operating system worries users

Recently, the security problem has recurred following a new flaw in the Android operating system and affects some devices. GrapheneOS developers have discovered a vulnerability in the firmware of some Android devices, including Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy smartphones. Operating system glitches are worrying developers, as they can be exploited to steal data and spy on users.

Android: the operating system has a flaw (www.Sjbeez)

The developers did not disclose the details of the vulnerabilities, but suggested users a maneuver to minimize the risk of data leakage. The Android user should perform an automatic restart after a certain interval of time, when the device is not in the "at rest" state. Following the reboot, temporary states, processes and activities are blocked on the device, eliminating cryptographic keys or other sensitive data from memory and, in this way, reducing the risk of possible attacks by hackers.