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Beware Android Users
According to mobile security experts at the firm Zimperium, there's a gaping hole in the software " one that would let hackers break into someone's phone and take over, just by knowing the phone's number.
In this attack, the target would not need to goof up " open an attachment or download a file that's corrupt. The malicious code would take over instantly, the moment you receive a text message.
"This happens even before the sound that you've received a message has even occurred," says Joshua Drake, security researcher with Zimperium and co-author of Android Hacker's Handbook. "That's what makes it so dangerous. [It] could be absolutely silent. You may not even see anything."