If you’re an android user you may want to pay very close attention to a new report that is coming out indicating that an Israeli-based firm called Checkpoint recently uncovered major security flaws in the chip, dubbed QuadRooter, that could affect as many as 900 million people. Android users make up of 65% of the market.
Excerpt From Sputnik:
The flaws could leave users exposed to a number of cyberattacks, including “privilege escalation for the purpose of gaining root access to a device.” This could be done without the user’s knowledge. “An attacker can exploit these vulnerabilities using a malicious app. Such an app would require no special permissions to take advantage of these vulnerabilities, alleviating any suspicion users may have when installing,” Checkpoint wrote in its report.