Vulnerability in Android has affected all mobile devices running Android 4.4 KitKat and newer
2 APR, 08:28
To date, the vulnerability has already been eliminated
Over the last five years Android has existed a dangerous vulnerability that threatened the privacy of millions of smartphone users around the world. An expert in the field of cyber security company Positive Technology found a flaw in Android, provide criminals access to confidential information.
Vulnerability in Android has affected all mobile devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat and Android 9.0 Pie. She was hiding in the WebView component and could be used to install malware, and excavating the personal data of the user from the browser history up of correspondence by messengers and even credentials to log in to Bank accounts.
Voice assistant Apple is stealing photos
The WebView component is responsible for the work browser through which the attackers could do all kinds of attacks. It does not matter what kind of application for Internet access services to the victim, be it Chrome, Samsung Browser or Firefox. All of them were good in order to trigger the so-called instant applications capable of handling notch of the data without having to install to the device memory.
Frightening in its simplicity, the method of obtaining all personal information by criminals – just open the link for instant application with malicious functionality and trigger its transition. Usually this is easiest to do if to impersonate the support of the Bank, and in the letter to mention the availability of the new version of the banking application. If the user will follow a link from the message – his personal data is instantly become available to hackers. To date, the vulnerability has already been eliminated, so fear nothing more.
See also the story on what the stars were victims of hackers:
We will remind that earlier Android 2019 will turn any smartphone into a full-fledged computer. And last month, in Windows 7 found dangerous vulnerability.
Read the most important and interesting news on our pages Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, Instagram