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Security Researcher Accidentally Crashes Google Play When Testing POC App

19
Mar
2014

Turkish security researcher Ibrahim Balic claims to have found an Android vulnerability that could lead to memory corruption. While testing his findings, he may have crashed Google Play a couple of times.

According to the expert, Android 2.3, 4.2.2 and 4.3 are certainly affected, but he believes that all versions of the operating system are vulnerable.

He has found that executing a malformed APK file leads to a denial-of-service (DOS) condition and the device freezes…

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