X-Ray came onto the Android scene a few months back. Offering a chance to show users any security vulnerabilities their device.
Today they have published a sneak preview of their findings ahead of their full report on Friday. This is what they have had to say so far.
Since we launched X-Ray, we’ve already collected results from over 20,000 Android devices worldwide. Based on these initial results, we estimate that over half of Android devices worldwide have unpatched vulnerabilities that could be exploited by a malicious app or adversary.
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. We feel this is actually a fairly conservative estimate based on our preliminary results, the current set of vulnerabilities detected by X-Ray, and the current distribution of Android versions globally.
How does your device hold up to the X-Ray test? Head over to their site and download it. For me I have yet to come across a ‘failed’ result. Perhaps it is the roms I run. Or perhaps all we have here is another company trying to scare Android users.
Give it a try and let us know your results.
(Duo Security Blog via Derek Morr)