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Beware Android Users

CoinGuyCoinGuy Administrator
edited March 2017 in The Off-Topic Cafe

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."

Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/07/27/426613020/major-flaw-in-android-phones-would-let-hackers-in-with-just-a-text

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