Android hit by nasty malware
Posted on: 02/21/2014 10:42 AM

The ability of Google to make sure that its Android code is properly patched is being questioned after hackers used a 14 month old vulnerability to do some serious damage.

Android hit by nasty malware


From Fudzilla:
Using the Metasploit framework, the critical Android vulnerability gives attackers a point-and-click interface for hacking a majority of smartphones and tablets that run the Google operating system.

However, what is alarming is that the hole that the exploit uses has been known about by Google for more than 14 months. The critical bug is in Android's WebView programming interface and gives attackers remote access to a phone's camera and file system, SD card contents, and address books. Google patched the vulnerability in November with the release of Android 4.2, but according to the company's figures, the fix is only installed on well under half of the handsets it tracks.



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