Friday, May 6, 2016

New critical vulnerability threatens millions of Android-devices – BBC

Experts revealed details of the vulnerability, which affects millions of Android-smartphone chipset from Qualcomm. Reported TNW.

Error received code CVE-2016-2060, and reported that she has been in existence for five years. A bug allows access to SMS-messages, log calls and other information. The greatest threat is a mistake for smartphones running Android Lollipop (5.0), KitKat (4.4), Jellybean MR2 (4.3) and Ice Cream Sandwich MR1 (4.0.3). Earlier, Qualcomm has released a patch to fix, but the All Android-devices are still under threat, while manufacturers will not release a corresponding update to its products.

The problem occurred because of an error in the API from Qualcomm, which is installed on a large number of devices and is used in various projects such as CyanogenMod. Because of this, the exact number is impossible to determine the subject devices.

Earlier on Android vulnerability has been discovered that allows you to install malware on the device without the owner’s knowledge.


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