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LG patches data theft bug affecting millions of Android phones

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    LG has patched a security flaw in an application preinstalled on millions of its Android G3 smartphones that researchers found could be used to steal a variety of data.

    The application, called Smart Notice, is a kind of multifunctional widget, managing contacts, notifications, and weather and traffic alerts.

    Researchers from BugSec and Cynet, two computer security companies, found that they could attack a person's phone by sending them a contact with malicious JavaScript contained in the name field, according to a video.

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