Google criticized for not attacking security flaw in older devices
The alarm bell is once again ringing over Android security.
A Forbes report cites security experts dinging Google over the company’s decision to no longer issue security updates for WebView in devices running Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or lower.
WebView is a key component of the Android OS that lets apps show web content inside of an app instead of kicking you over to a browser. It may be used in RSS readers or other applications that connect you to web content—it’s often more convenient to read an article or fill out a form without needing to leave the app. However, the danger is that a hacker could exploit a vulnerability in WebView and sneak in some malicious code, thereby infecting your device.