Critical Android vulnerability opens up attackers undreamt-of possibilities

And Groundhog day. A new Android security hole appeared on the horizon. It was discovered by the security firm Promon, the baptizing them in the name StrandHogg

Critical Android vulnerability opens up attackers undreamt-of possibilities

And Groundhog day. A new Android security hole appeared on the horizon. It was discovered by the security firm Promon, the baptizing them in the name StrandHogg 2.0. In the process, hackers can act in a particularly perfidious.

Once a malicious program is on your Smartphone, you can camouflage it as other applications. Here, the user starts a legitimate App, but to the Malware. This urges him in the name of the selected App to give you different permissions. Once this is accomplished, can control the attacker pretty much all of the critical systems of the Smartphones, and thus, for example, Login information for Online Banking, compromising pictures and Videos or mitgez, signed the calls. It is not necessary for a Root access.

Overall, it can be used StrandHogg 2.0 according to the security experts of Promon, to the following activities:

  • a user via the microphone
  • photos with the camera
  • SMS spy on send and receive
  • to make calls, or recording
  • credentials, copy
  • access to all your private photos and files
  • location data
  • contact list view
  • Phone view logs
Promon Inside cell phone safety gap: Is affected your phone?

The answer to this question is most likely "Yes". Because it Smartphones with the Android operating system, 10 were only of the security breach spared. Devices with Android 9 Pie or an older Version are all affected. And, according to Google's own data, nearly 92 percent.

How can you protect yourself?

According to data from Promon Google knows about StrandHogg 2.0 know. Accordingly, the U.S. company wanted to publish in the current month, a security update that creates the safety gap in the world. However, most of Use are likely to have to wait a long time to update, because this is first of all still need to be of the Smartphone manufacturers in their user interfaces, and this can take time. All what users can do currently, is regularly looking in the settings of the phones for Updates and install these as soon as they are available, immediately. In the meantime, you should refrain from install Apps from external sources, i.e. not from the official Google Play Store.

This article was written by Artem Sandler

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Date Of Update: 31 May 2020, 13:27

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