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 has already issued a patch, so you should update your Android OS as soon as possible.
Always use caution when downloading apps from sites other than Google Play.