Major Flaw In Android Phones - all of them!

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Major Flaw In Android Phones - all of them!

Post by digidog » Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:44 pm

If you have an Android phone -- any Android phone --- then you need to read this warning urgently.
Well, this isn’t exactly what we expected to wake up to: Joshua Drake of Zimperium zLabs says a simple text message hack could put 950 million Android phones at risk, he said to Forbes, in what could be one of the most serious exploits ever to hit the mobile OS — with only devices running Android 2.2 or older not affected by it.

The bug is part of Stagefright, a piece of code in Android that plays back media in MMS (multimedia message). All a hacker needs to do is send an MMS containing the exploit to the phone number of an Android device, which would let him or her write code to it and access any part of the phone that Stagefright has permissions for.

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Re: Major Flaw In Android Phones - all of them!

Post by digidog » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:41 am

The Register reports: Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes
"In a nutshell, advanced attackers could exploit this arbitrary code execution vulnerability to give a malicious app with no privileges the ability to become a "super app" and help the cybercriminals own the device," said Or Peles, security researcher at IBM's X-Force application security research team.

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