QuadRooter bug: 900 million Android Phones at risk of hackers

Flaw

 

A new security bug has been detected in Android devices which can give hackers complete access to smartphone.

This flaw has four vulnerabilities which can be exploited, that’s why it is called Quadrooter.

According to security firm Checkpoint, this flaw affects mobile devices running processors made by Qualcomm. If this bug is exploited than a hacker can gain full access to device and all personal data and company data the user works for.

Please see the link below to get details:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Almost-1-billion-Android-smartphones-affected-by-security-flaw-in-Qualcomm-processors-Report/articleshow/53595145.cms

What Google has to say

 

However according to Google, company which makes Android software, the flaw is not as serious as projected and it has released patches of 3 vulnerabilities in August Security update while fourth one will be given in September. 

However Android updates are not quickly available to users as they have to be released by manufacturers of different Android devices and there are a lot of them.

Samsung, LG, Huawei, Google Nexus, OnePlus, Oppo etc. all take their time to release patches given by Google.

Following link tells what Google has to say about it:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Heres-what-Google-has-to-say-on-the-Android-bug-affecting-900-million-phones/articleshow/53632706.cms

This flaw affects many of the new devices like Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge , OnePlus 3, Google Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, LG G4, LG G5 , LG V10, OnePlus One, OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3 and more.

 

Please update your smartphone as soon as manufacturer releases latest security updates.

 

 

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