25 Feb '12, 10am

Android bug opens devices to outside control: Experts

Android bug opens devices to outside control: Experts

Cybersecurity experts have uncovered a flaw in a component of the operating system of Google Inc's widely used Android smartphone that they say hackers can exploit to gain control of the devices. -- PHOTO: AFP BOSTON (REUTERS) - Cybersecurity experts have uncovered a flaw in a component of the operating system of Google Inc's widely used Android smartphone that they say hackers can exploit to gain control of the devices. Researchers at start-up cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said they have figured out how to use that bug to launch attacks and take control of some Android devices. CrowdStrike, which will demonstrate its findings next week at a major computer security conference in San Francisco, said an attacker sends an e-mail or text message that appears to be from a trusted source, like the user's phone carrier. The message urges the recipient to click on a link, which i...

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