New Android exploit can hack any handset in a single shot

New Android exploit can hack any handset in one shot

Hackers have found a important exploit in Chrome for Android reportedly able to compromising nearly each model of Android operating the newest Chrome. Quihoo 360 researcher Guang Gong demonstrated the vulnerability to the PSN2OWN panel on the PacSec convention in Tokyo yesterday. Whereas the inside workings of the exploit are nonetheless largely beneath wraps, we do know that it leverages JavaScript v8 to realize full administrative entry to the sufferer’s telephone.

“The spectacular factor about Guang’s exploit is that it was one shot; most individuals lately have to take advantage of a number of vulnerabilities to get privileged entry and cargo software program with out interplay,” PacSec organiser Dragos Ruiu informed Vulture South. “As quickly because the telephone accessed the web site the JavaScript v8 vulnerability in Chrome was used to put in an arbitrary software (on this case a BMX Bike recreation) with none consumer interplay to show full management of the telephone.” Sadly, actual-world purposes can be far much less benign. Google has already been alerted to the bug and is predicted to pay out a sizeable bounty for the heads up.

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