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275,000,000 Android devices at risk from hacking says report

March 18, 2016 - Uncategorized

Israeli-based software research agency, NorthBit, has released a report that claims millions of Android devices might be vulnerable to hacking. According to NorthBit’s research (see full PDF here), the security concern comes from Stagefright, Android’s mediaserver and multimedia library. This isn’t the first time Google has struggled to safeguard Stagefright. Back in October last year, news surfaced that over a billion Android devices might be exploited through a vulnerability in the multimedia library. Since then Google has issued multiple patches, but Stagefright’s problems keep on coming back. NorthBit says that devices running Android versions 2.2 through 4.0 as well as 5.0 and 5.1 are most susceptible to the…

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