Researcher Discovers "Serious" Security Flaw In Android Smartphone

Charles A. Miller, a chief security analyst at Independent Security Evaluators, has discovered a serious security flaw in Google’s much-touted Android platform that powers T-Mobile’s newly launched G1 handset.

According to the researcher, the vulnerability could allow an intruder to trick a device user surfing a website that could install malicious application or viruses on to the handset.

Miller has already informed Google about the flaw, and he further publicised the vulnerability, in order to protect users from getting exploited by hacking attacks.

Executives at Google have responded to Miller’s claims by saying, “the security features of the phone would limit the extent of damage that could be done by an intruder, compared with today’s PCs and other cellphones.”

Expressing its resentment on Miller’s proclamation of the flaw, before a security patch could be available, Google stated that the researcher had breached the unrecorded code of conduct between researchers and companies.