Now, you can look at this as either proof of folks trying to hype up the FUD out there [Fear Uncertainty and Doubt] or could it be (ready your tinfoil hats) a way for someone to sweep more under the rug.
Do you remember Stagefright? It was a few years ago that could allow an errant app to have root access to your device. There was a lot of 'ifs' about it, you had to turn off the security features of Android, and so on in order for it. The scary part came from the fact that 95% of the devices out at the time, so it could have been a big thing.
But, according to Adrian Ludwig (director of Android Security) has said that there were no cases of it affecting an Android device (that had Play Services installed). It had "sod-all effect".
Love the use of sod there.
Now, some of you might say "well, he's got a vested interest to say that there was no cases"... but I believe Android/Google for their transparency.
Which just goes to point that often any of the bad news we hear is usually overblown hype with little in reality. Keep that in mind the next time you hear someone spreading FUD.
Source: The Register (via XDA)