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discovery of a security vulnerability affecting 99% of the devices “Android” smart
A company “Blue Box” to the security of mobile phones for a security vulnerability in the Android systems starting with version “Android 1.6” known as the “donut”, which was released almost four years ago.
The vulnerability allows hackers amendment to any application installed on the devices operating system “Android” to turn it into malicious software, which provides an opportunity for hackers to penetrate the device and control it.
Illustrates the company’s security team “Blue Box” that the vulnerability allows modifying the code necessary to convert the application to the malicious code without breaking the application’s encrypted signature, a signature that gives a warning to Google that its application of malicious software or illegal.
The Panel emphasizes the company’s security through the official report of the Active for “Blue Box” that the seriousness of the gap is to provide an opportunity for hackers to penetrate devices silently make a note of the owner of the device, Google, or even the original developer of the application breached.
The team succeeded “Blue Box” to experience the vulnerability to take control of a mobile company “HTC”, the Panel noted that the gap affecting almost 99% of Android devices, which are estimated at 900 million units.
Informed the “Blue Sky” Company “Google” Baltgrh the last February, and before she reveals herself from gap to leave the opportunity for hardware manufacturers and the company “Google” developer of the system “Android” bridging that gap that does not harm users.
It is noteworthy that some of the manufacturers of smart devices operating system “Android” The amendment to the original version of the system, such as “Samsung” and “HTC” and “Sony” allowing them the opportunity to remedy that gap without waiting for a security update of “Google”.
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