In the Android operating system detected a very dangerous vulnerability





According to the company Bluebox, dealing with security systems, the operating system Android by Google, so far there is a bug, first discovered 4 years ago. This bug allows APK-by modifying the code to make absolutely any license application in a malicious trojan.

The company points out that for the first time this bug was discovered in the days when the majority of the device is running Android 1.6 Donut, for some reason, this time it is not cured, and now are threatened 99 percent of all existing devices running the Android operating system .

«Bluebox Labs company Bluebox Security recently discovered in the Android operating system vulnerability that allows an attacker to APK-by modifying the code of any application, without having to break a cryptographic signature to turn it into a dangerous trojan application, completely invisible to the store where it was purchased by an application, number and the end user. The consequences of such a break could be dire. This vulnerability, known since the time of the release of version Android 1.6 («Donut»), subject to virtually all devices based on the operating system Android, released in the last 4 years, nearly 900 million different gadgets! Depending on the application, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability. The results can be unpredictable, from identity theft to the possibility of creating a mobile botnet network. ”

Finally, the company says that the download apps from Google Play store is safe, but this bag can be used in other online stores and private networks. Let’s hope that Google is going to solve this problem in the near future.
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