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Unless you patch or your Android runs Oreo, you might OK your own pwnage

11
Sep
2017
Unless you patch or your Android runs Oreo, you might OK your own pwnage

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Researchers revealed a new high-severity vulnerability affecting the Google Android platform which could result in users actually agreeing for their Androids to be pwned.

While no one in their right mind would do that on purpose, they might do it by accident since it is an overlay attack. What the user sees on the screen, such a “continue” button, might not be what they actually tapped OK for – underneath that overlay, they might have fallen for some slick tricks and just given malware admin rights to take control of the phone.

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