Android security breach

NewsChannel 10

Owners of Android smartphones are being warned to avoid public Wi-Fi networks.

Researchers found a security flaw that could affect the vast majority of devices based on Google's software.

They discovered it was easy for hackers to intercept data from Google's photo sharing, calendar and contacts applications.

It can potentially affect other Google services such as Gmail.

Researchers say the best protection at the moment is to avoid all open Wi-Fi networks when using affected apps.