The QuadRooter becomes major security problem in Qualcomm-powered Android smartphones
Some guys in the research department over at Check Point have made a discovery that is set to leave the majority of android users scared about their safety with their smartphones, especially with the current plan in place where security updates are rolled out monthly and none seems to have found or addressed this issue.
Currently, there are a variety of four vulnerabilities that an Android smartphone is susceptible to and the Check point researchers have named this the “QuadRooter”. The interesting thing about these vulnerabilities is that they are found to affect those devices that use the QUALCOMM processors under their hood and if you look at it, about 65% of Android devices are taking the heat then.
The vulnerabilities in the system has to be the highest level of threat an Android user can be exposed to because it allows for someone else to take complete control of our smartphone and even access all of your data on it without you giving any permission. They could take advantage of your camera to take pictures or record videos, use your keylogger to check what it is you are typing and so on.
Good news is in the mix though as QUALCOMM has gotten wind of this and already sent fixes to manufacturers to take care of 3 out of the 4 problems listed.
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