A massive security flaw in Android OS has been detected by a security researcher Rafay Baloch. The bug was confirmed to affect all the devices that run Android below 4.4 (KitKat), which means that over 70% of Android owners might have lost their private data.
According to the source, Rafay Baloch got in touch with googlers in August to report the bug, but the security team said that they were not able to reproduce it on their end. A funny thing happened after the researcher had posted on the matter in his blog - all of a sudden, the tech giant managed to reproduce the exploit and eventually fixed the issue. Naturally, Baloch received no credit for reporting on the bug as the post appeared before the company managed to solve the issue. The researcher said to Google: “The mistake is from your side, not being able to properly communicate with researchers.” The megacorp gave no comment on that.