28 Jul '15, 2am

Android flaw enables hackers to break in with a text message - The Straits Times: CNNAndroid flaw enables hack...

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Cyber security firm Zimperium on Monday warned of a flaw in Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, that lets hackers take control with a text message. "Attackers only need your mobile number, using which they can remotely execute code via a specially crafted media file delivered via MMS (text message)," Zimperium Mobile Security said in a blog post. "A fully weaponised successful attack could even delete the message before you see it. You will only see the notification." Android code dubbed "Stagefright" was at the heart of the problem, according to Zimperium. Stagefright automatically pre-loads video snippets attached to text messages to spare recipients from the annoyance of waiting to view clips. Hackers can hide malicious code in video files and it will be unleashed even if the smartphone user never opens it or reads the me...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/tech/smartphones/android-flaw...

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