March 26, 2014
A new security flaw has been discovered in the trendy operating system: Android. Since the beginning of this year, the Google mobile platform has already captured more than 85% of the market share. Thus, it is not surprising that many cybercriminals are trying to find a back door to confiscate information and make life miserable for the most unwary users.
The latest research we have on the table comes directly from Indiana University. These experts, together with the Microsoft company, have just announced a very critical security flaw, which could be affecting more than one billion users who trust Android. It appears that the vulnerability is exacerbated during the upgrade process.
During these kinds of processes, thousands of files are removed and replaced, each with specific attributes and privileges within the phone system itself. Experts say that at the time of the update, a bug dubbed Pileup would allow malicious applications to insert themselves into the computer silently. It would be then when from remote servers, users could see their most intimate and personal information stolen. Unfortunately, the vulnerability would be affecting all Android versions that are now on the market.
via Discovered a bug in Android that would affect a billion smartphones – tuexperto.com.
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