coondoggie writes: "According to the Bit9 study published today, smartphone manufacturers Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG often launch new phones with outdated software right out of the box, and they are slow to upgrade these phones to the latest and most secure versions of Android. This heightens the risk of malware vulnerabilities or other types of attack, says Harry Svedlove, Bit9's chief technology officer, who notes detail about the "Dirty Dozen" research and its methodology is posted on the company's website for review."
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