Android Bug Could Leave 950 Million Android Devices At Risk

Are you an Android user? Zimperium, a cyber-security company that specializes in mobile security recently unveiled the flaw that affects any phone that uses Android software made in the last five years. According to the report, the -hacker- can sends a -maliciously- modified video message that is able to outwit  Android’s security measures and execute remote code at which point they’d have near-full access to your device, its storage, its camera and microphone, etc. This includes Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, Kitkat, Lollipop and Froyo’s iteration. Security researcher Joshua Drake stated that the bug is found in an Android media playback engine called Stagefright.

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“This vulnerability can be triggered while you sleep… Before you wake up, the -attacker- will remove any signs of the device being compromised and you will continue your day as usual—with a -trojaned- phone,” Drake said.

This means that once the -malicious- app is in place, the -hacker- can potentially record audio and video, and access photos in the phone. Most alarming is that the -hacker- doesn’t even need you to read that text message to get in.

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