Recently, information security professionals revealed a new vulnerability in Android Web browser. The vulnerability can cause websites to gain unauthorized access to files stored on the smartphones' SD card. Google is reported to be investigating the vulnerability, first reported by Thomas Cannon. Information Security Professionals opine that vulnerabilities can be exploited to gain access to other files and data stored on the phone.
The vulnerability affects all the versions of Android including Froyo or Android 2.2 and popular handsets such as HTC Desire that run Froyo. Another team of information security professionals have reproduced the exploit on Google Nexus One and Samsung Galaxy tab.
The vulnerability is revealed at a time when security team is not Android is due to release its security update for Android 2.3 related to Gingerbread.