Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hackers can listen to the 1.4 billion smartphones and tablets on Android – Lenta.ru

More than 80 percent of all Android-devices were threatened cyberattacks. It is reported by The Next Web.

Error detected in the released in 2012, version 3.6 Linux OS, it allows hackers to disconnect users from the server and stop the application. It can also be used to spy on unencrypted traffic, or introduce malware into the user data stream. Additionally, malicious users can freely listen to telephone conversations and intercept your private messages of users.

The vulnerability, which drew attention to the company’s Lookout, also present on the Android KitKat 4.4, and in later versions. This means that 1.4 billion Android-devices may be subject to attack Internet hackers.

This kind of hacking attacks are not practical on a large scale, as the user vulnerable hacking Android takes about a minute, but it is like for targeted attacks on certain people.

in Google said that the company’s engineers have been notified of the flaw in the security system and “take necessary measures”. Error titled CVE-2016-5696 has been fixed in the Linux kernel patch for Android is under construction and coming soon.


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