Android's 'back up my data' feature could show FBI your password

Danny Palmer
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Bug reported by EFF stores passwords in plain text, potentially granting authorities access through PRISM

Google's ‘back up my data' feature for Android could be providing users' Wi-Fi passwords to the likes of US National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has warned....

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