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Google last week updated its Android mobile phone software, following the discovery of a potentially nasty pair of denial of service bugs. The first of the two bugs creates a means for hackers to kick an Android phone off a mobile network and force a restart via a malformed SMS message. Dodgy text would contain a badly formatted …

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Probably irrelevant

...as Voda are rolling out Donut (1.6), which has this fix in it, starting next week. So within a fortnight, all standard handsets will have been patched.

Oh, and "Android's (vulnerable) Dalvik API" is a bit of a loaded statement! Let's hope nobody takes that out of context, eh?

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Paris Hilton

Not just a big fix update

But a nicer Camera interface - easier to switch to video, amongst other things - and a nice little applet in Settings, About to see what aspects of the phone have been using the most power.

Just curious - is this the same (type) of exploit that affected iPhones a while back?

Paris - we all remember her Sidekick incident, I'm sure...

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FAIL

Pity my headset doesn't work anymore.

Just like they broke it with 1.5 (Cupcake) and I had to get a widget off the market to fix that. Now the widget doesn't work anymore with 1.6 (Donut). No more music for me.

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Pint

Hope it fixes youtube search too

Well the last patch busted the search in my youtube app on my HTC Magic G2, so I hope Donut fixes that as well. Pity because it was good before... And a bluetooth API would be nice...

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