LG G3 had a security flaw patched in its Smart Notice widget

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It gives wibbly weather reports even those at the Met Office in London would tsk at. And it bothers users every so often with battery consumption notices, just like many a Chinese Android phone. You can probably tell that we are editorially not in favor of LG’s Smart Notice widget, found on its major Android flagships from the past several years.

But on the LG G3, the widget was more than just unfavorable: according to two security firms, Smart Notice lacked a security check feature when passing on new contact notifications to the user. Malicious types would be able to insert code that would open wide any data, including accounts credentials, on the phone’s SD card to be stolen.

For 10 million vulnerable G3 devices, the security hole has apparently been patched.

Source: Ars Technica
Via: PCWorld

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Jules Wang

Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.