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Update, December 10: The beta update mentioned below has now been released to the public channel. AirDroid 4.0.0.3 is now available in Google Play and you should also update to version 3.3.5.3 on the PC and Mac client.

Original post, December 7: A few days ago, the security firm Zimperium publicly revealed that the popular remote access management app AirDroid had some serious security issues. Today, the developer behind AirDroid has released a beta version of the app that it hope fixes these problems.

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Zimperium stated that it had found that AirDroid in its current form could allow an attacker on the same network to gain full access to the owner’s device through the app. The firm actually found this flaw a number of months ago and informed the app’s development team, but for some reason that team did nothing until Zimperium make the decision to publicly reveal their findings earlier this month.

Now, the team has quickly pushed out beta 4.0.0.2 of AirDroid that reportedly does fix the security problems. Zimperium is apparently going to test the beta out to make sure all the holes are closed up before the app team releases the non-beta version in the Google Play Store. In the meantime, we don’t recommend using AirDroid until it has been verified that the app has indeed plugged its security leaks. You can’t be too careful.

John Callaham
John was a newspaper reporter before becoming a technology and video/PC gaming writer in 2000. He lives in Greer, SC with his wife and five cats.
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