Google has issued fixes for vulnerabilities in its Chrome for Android web browser, which left users vulnerable to hackers.
The majority of the update focused on fixing vulnerabilities contained within Chrome's code for Android's social sharing tools, TwitterShare, FacebookShare, RedditShare and Google_plusoneShare features.
The update also improves Chrome for Android's sandbox technology, resolving seven other bugs classed as "moderate".
"This release strengthens Chrome for Android's sandbox technology, which helps ensure malicious mobile websites are contained and do not impact the entire browser," wrote Google engineer Jay Civelli.
"This is made possible by the innovative multi-process architecture in Chrome for Android, in conjunction with Android's User ID (UID) isolation technology. This more in-depth sandboxing capability will be automatically used for devices with Android 4.1, Jellybean."
The vulnerabilities were discovered by two researchers who reportedly won $3,500 in bounty hunting rewards. The update is available for phones running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system via the company's official Google Play store.
Google's Chrome update follows on from widespread warnings within the security community that Android is cyber criminals mobile platform of choice.
Finnish security firm F-Secure warned that cyber criminals are developing new ways to target the ecosystem using Trojan, malicious apps in a blog post earlier in September.
For more insight into some of the major security issues affecting businesses make sure you sign up to the V3 Security Summit taking place on Tuesday 25 September which includes high-level speakers such as Mimecast chief scientist, Nathaniel Borenstein and cryptographer Bruce Schneier.
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