To Hack an Android Phone, Just Type in a Really Long Password ➝

Jose Pagliery, reporting for CNN Money:

The patch is already available for Google’s own line of phones — the various Nexus models. But there’s no telling when it’ll reach Android devices made by Samsung, LG and others. Blame the Android’s fractured updating system, which is slowed down by phone manufacturers and cellphone network carriers.

The hack is easy to perform and should be very concerning to owners of non-Nexus Android phones. Unless, of course, your device isn’t running Lollipop which is the only affected version of Android and is only installed on about 21% of devices.

(Via Matt Birchler.)