Android vulnerability and offline docs

The latest in download news.

This week we found out that Android users running version 2.3.3 or earlier are vulnerable to a security hole that could potentially allow attackers to access calendar and contact data over an unencrypted Wi-Fi network. Since around 99.7 percent of all users qualified as vulnerable, it was quite a scare. Fortunately, Google has since issued a fix that forces the affected Google apps to connect via the secure protocol HTTPS, and now everyone seems to be breathing a little easier.

In other news, Trillian 5 is out. It's got a newly designed interface and every Pro feature from previous versions, all for free. For the chatty among us who need a multiple-personality IM client, it's worth a look. Also, Google docs, the cloud-only office suite, looks like it's finally making its way offline. In an interview at this month's Google I/O event, Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, stated that the company has been using it internally, and we should expect to see it sometime this summer.