Friday, October 28, 2016

Hackers can listen in on the 1.4 billion smartphones and tablets on Android

More than 80 percent of all Android devices appeared under the threat of a cyber attack. It is reported by The Next Web.

Error detected in released in 2012 version 3.6 of the Linux OS, allows hackers to disable users from the servers and interfere with the operation of the application. It can also be used to spy on unencrypted traffic or to introduce malicious software into the user data stream. In addition, attackers will be able to tap telephones and to intercept private messages of users.

the Vulnerability that drew attention in the company Lookout, as there is on Android KitKat 4.4 and later versions. This means that 1.4 billion Android devices can be attacked Internet burglars.

this kind of hacking attacks impractical on a large scale, since the hacking of vulnerable Android user takes about a minute, but suitable for targeted attacks on certain people.

Google announced that the company’s engineers have already informed about the flaw in the security system and “take necessary measures”. The bug, called CVE-2016-5696 already fixed in the Linux kernel patch for Android is in development and will appear shortly.


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