Google squashes bug said to imperil 99% of Android apps

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jul 10, 2013 1:09 AM EDT; By Eric Brown
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Google has patched a “master key” vulnerability in Android that was recently identified by Bluebox Security, according to an industry report. The vulnerability, which allowed hackers to modify APK code without breaking an app’s cryptographic signature, could convert 99 percent of all Android apps into malicious Trojans, claimed Bluebox.

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