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X-Ray Shows If Your Smartphone Needs Security Fixes

DARPA-funded startup Duo Security's X-Ray service alerts you when your smartphone has vulnerable system software.

Beset by malware and malicious attackers, developers in the personal computer world have found ways to reduce the time between the release of a patch and installation of the fix on vulnerable systems.

With Android smartphones and tablets, however, long delays between release and installation regularly leave devices open to attack. About two-thirds of all Android smartphones, for example, are using Android version 2.3, code-named "Gingerbread," a major update released more than a year and a half ago, according to the Android developers' dashboard. Since then, two major revisions--not including the tablet-focused "Honeycomb"--have been released to add features and fix security issues.

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