Researchers have uncovered a security bug that leaves 95% of Android smartphone and tablet users open to attack.
95% of all Android devices are vulnerable to this newly found bug
The bug exists in one of the media libraries used by Android to display and read common file formats, such as PDFs.
Joshua J. Drake, Zimperium zLabs vice president of platform research and exploitation said that he uncovered the vulnerability according to Business Insider.
According to Drake, the bug exists in one of the media libraries used by Android to display and read common file formats, such as PDFs, and its called Stagefright.
“As a result of hastily written code, there are a number of security vulnerabilities in Android devices. One piece of software in particular, called Stagefright, has errors in the code that lets attackers send malware directly to any device where they know the phone number,” explained Drake.
The report further says the flaw affects phones or tablets running Android version 2.2 or later. According to Zimperium zLabs, this means over 950 million smartphones and tablets are currently vulnerable to Stagefright attacks.
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