The New York Times reports that a recently-disclosed security flaw, which provides third party apps with access to photos on an iOS device, also exists on Android devices.

"The New York Times' Bits blog ... notes that Android applications are able to read pictures off a phone as long as that user has given the app permission to use the device's Internet connection," writes CNET News' Josh Lowensohn.

"According to Google, the mobile OS has long been set up to allow this kind of access due to the way it stores data on external memory cards that expand on the phone or tablet's built-in storage," Lowensohn writes. "But it may not stay that way."

Go to "Photo theft security loophole found in Android too" to read the details.

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