Android crypto blunder exposes users to highly privileged malware

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 30, 2014 8:15 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Dan Goodin
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The majority of devices running Google's Android operating system are susceptible to hacks that allow malicious apps to bypass a key security sandbox so they can steal user credentials, read e-mail, and access payment histories and other sensitive data, researchers have warned. The high-impact vulnerability has existed in Android since the release of version 2.1 in early 2010, researchers from Bluebox Security said.

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