Upgrade to Android Studio v2.1.1
Apps are very important in our day to day life, because they make our task and work much simple. There are different kinds of Apps, say Banking Apps, Games, Personalization Apps etc. It is obvious that we give our personal data to these Apps without knowing who much secure these Apps are. Just imagine you are entering the banking credentials into the App and the data is steeled by an attacker. What could you do now, and how would you get to know that your details are stolen? Don’t get tensed, Google takes very strong measures and now it is informing all the App developers to Upgrade to Android Studio v2.1.1
For those who make Apps using Android Studio, it is informed to update their version to Android Studio v2.1.1. The reason for this update is, recently Google came to know two security vulnerabilities in IntelliJ Platform which affects all the versions of the Android Studio. So if you are going to create an App using older version without updating, then definitely these vulnerabilities would be creeping into your App and ultimately doing the damage. JetBrains identified and informed Google about these vulnerabilities.
The two security breaches that are identified are:
- Built-in WebServer Vulnerabilities: By this an attacker can get hold on local file system from a malicious web page without the user consent.
- Internal RPC Vulnerabilities: By this an attacker can get access to saved data by IDE, API endpoints, and even access a project without user permission.
Those who are using the versions Android Studio 1.5.1, 2.0 or 2.1 can upgrade with a security patch to 2.1.1. To update you can simply go to Android Studio and check for updates. Suppose if you still want to be on Android Studio 1.5.x, then you can download a v1.5.2 Zip file which contains the security patches and can manually install.
To download the zip file go to Android Studio tools website.
Safeguard your Apps, and be Happy.