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But what does that all mean in English? Well, a lot of free apps out there like to use WebView to display HTML (online content and advertising) on their apps. If the HTML content is altered by a change in the coding, then the app may not display what the developer had intended, and it could even result in you being taken to a site with malicious material, worst comes to worst. As most free apps out there rely on ads to bring in revenue, this problem is not as minor as you might think. Since Glass runs very similarly to Android, this exploit is possible on there as well.
MWR Labs, a security company, published a report near the end of last year that stated: “We have analysed a large number of advertising network SDK’s and found that a lot of these implement bridges that are vulnerable to exploitation. Some advertising network SDK’s obtained from the advertising networks directly were found to not be vulnerable (in their most recent versions). However a lot of applications on the ‘Google Play Store’ were found to be using old versions of the SDK’s, which are vulnerable.” While this isn’t the biggest reason to fret, hopefully Google starts to work on a solution sooner rather than later for all the apps that are still running on the vulnerable SDK. What do you think? Let us know any thoughts or comments you have down below!